Cook's Hideout: Beet and Quinoa Salad

June 18, 2016

Beet and Quinoa Salad

Blogging Marathon# 65: Week 3/ Day 2
Theme: 1 Vegetable -- 3 Dishes
Dish: Beet and Quinoa Salad with Spinach
I have another salad with beets today. This one's with quinoa, carrot, edamame and other delicious and nutritious super foods.
Colorful Beet & Quinoa Salad
Recipe is from Cookie & Kate. Original recipe suggests using spiralized beets and carrots. Spiralized vegetables are quite a craze these days. I have one, but I haven't figured out how to use it yet. But grating the vegetables give the same salad almost same texture.
Colorful Beet & Quinoa Salad
This is a hearty, filling and colorful salad. It is a meal in itself, but can be served as a side too. Salad can be made ahead of time but don't add the greens and avocado. Add these 2 ingredients just before serving.

Recipe from Cookie & Kate:

Beet and Quinoa Salad (Serves 2~4)
    For the Salad:
  • ½cup Quinoa, rinsed and drained (I used a combination of white and black quinoa)
  • 1cup Frozen Edamame, thawed
  • ¼cup Pepitas or Slivered Almonds
  • 1 Medium Beet, peeled and grated
  • 1 Medium Carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 Avocado, peeled, deseeded and diced
  • 2cups Baby spinach or Arugula, roughly chopped
  • To taste Salt & Pepper
  • For the Dressing:
  • 3tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • 2tbsp Lime juice
  • 2tbsp Olive oil
  • 1tbsp Cilantro or Mint, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp Maple syrup or Honey
  • ½tsp Dijon Mustard
  1. Cook the quinoa: In a small saucepan, combine quinoa and 1cup of water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and cook for 15~18 minutes or until all the water has evaporated and quinoa is tender. Fluff the quinoa and set aside to cool.
  2. Toast almonds or pepitas until slightly golden around the edges.
  3. To make the Dressing: Combine all the ingredients for dressing in a small bowl and whisk well.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine grated beets, carrot, toasted almonds/ pepitas, cooked edamame, chopped spinach/ arugula, avocado and cooked quinoa.
  5. Stir in the dressing and gently toss to combine everything. Season with salt and pepper. Serve right away!!
Colorful Beet & Quinoa Salad

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 65.


  1. I have a small pack of quinoa..should use it to make this salad., looks wonderful.

  2. Yet to try black and red quinoa. Do they differ in taste? between wonderful salad..

  3. thats a scrumptious and healthy way to eat beets !

  4. Quinoa and beets together make such a wonderful combination. The pink colored hue that the beets impart to the quinoa is so great!

  5. Ooooh I want to eat more beets and this salad looks so good! Will have to try it out!

  6. The salad looks so stunning Pavani...Though I may not eat it as it looks too healthy for

  7. Super nutritious salad, beets and quinoa makes a beautiful salad.

  8. Deliicous and stunning salad. Love it.


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