Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets

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I have been trying hard to get more beets into my diet.  They are so good for you.  I tried blending them up in my vitamix, but couldn’t get them down.  It was not very good.  Maybe they are one of those things you have to get used to?  Coconut was like that for me.  I used to hate it,  but now I can’t get enough!  I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest.  It’s from Gluten-Free Goddess and it was amazing!  Check out her blog if you get a chance.  Lots of yummy recipes and many are vegan.

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I have made roasted beets in the past and I thought they were delicious.  So I decided to give this a go.  I am so glad I did!  I did change a few things in the recipe, but I mostly kept it as is.  I am not a fan of oranges in salad, so I omitted those.

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

4 servings

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 beets peeled (greens removed) and cubed
  • 2 T avocado or coconut oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of half a large orange or 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or tamari (I used organic soy)
  • 1-2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 T raw honey or maple syrup
  • 3-4 handfuls of baby spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Place the beets on a lined baking sheet and drizzle with the 2 T coconut or avocado oil.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Roast in the oven for about 45 minutes.
  • While the beets are roasting, you can cook the quinoa according to the package instructions. I actually cooked the quinoa the day before.  If you buy your quinoa in bulk, cook it 2 parts water per 1 part quinoa. 
  • Once the beets are done roasting, let them cool.
  • Once cooled, combine the beets and quinoa in a large bowl. 
  • In a small bowl, combine: olive oil, orange juice, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic and honey.
  • Whisk into a dressing.
  • Pour over the beets and quinoa.
  • Fold in the spinach.
  • Now salt to taste and that’s it.

We got about 4 servings. Enjoy!

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14 thoughts on “Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets

  1. Ooh, that sounds great! Especially the avocado oil with the beets, I will have to try that. : )
    I can understand you not liking what you got out of your Vitamix. Beets are really good for the bladder (I’m the Bladder Infection Queen ; ) and whenever I get a painful infection, I go to Whole Foods and get carrot and beet juice mixed together (carrot juice is also good for the bladder).
    I wasn’t crazy about beets till I got Urethral Syndrome ten years ago, then I started figuring out different ways to eat them, and now I actually like them. Perhaps in this case perseverance paid off! :D

    Roberta in Half Moon Bay, CA

    1. Sorry but you read wrong no where does it say avocado oil… avocado or coconut oil.. unlike you I like beets eat them In this delicious recipe. Or braise covered with red wine vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, garlic smashed ,fresh thyme, oregano, and fill with water. Cover pop in oven 400 degrees 1 hr 30 mins peel and slice, use liquid as dressing. Try it learned it from hells kitchen winner.

      1. When I made her recipe, I changed up a few things and the oil was one of them. I loved this dish and love roasted beets as well.

  2. I made this today & loved it! It wasn’t a big hit with the kids, but I’ll eat their share:). I love your blog!!!! I have a few more recipes that I’m excited to try!

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