Quinoa, Beet, and Arugula Salad

Quinoa, Beet, and Arugula Salad

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"Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and can be used as an alternative to white rice or couscous in most dishes. The arugula has a rich peppery taste, and has an exceptionally strong flavor for a leafy green which goes well with the slightly nutty flavor of the quinoa."
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1 h 35 m servings 379 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 379 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 26.9 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 552 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover pan and bring the water to a boil. Add beets, cover pan, and steam until just tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Bring quinoa and 2 cups water a saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, whisk olive oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl.
  4. Remove quinoa from heat, then immediately add half of the vinegar dressing while fluffing the quinoa with a fork; reserve remaining dressing. Cover and refrigerate quinoa until cool, at least 1 hour.
  5. Stir green onions, arugula, goat cheese, beets, and remaining dressing into cooled quinoa mixture. Toss lightly before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 124 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Very good! We enjoyed this salad. Used Agave, about a tsp. Used regular quinoa as I didn't have red and cut the oil in half. Also, did't use any goat cheese. The flavors went very well tog...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe was ok but it was bland. We added walnuts to try to add more flavor/texture but it didn't improve the taste that much. It is probably a good base for a recipe.

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Very good! We enjoyed this salad. Used Agave, about a tsp. Used regular quinoa as I didn't have red and cut the oil in half. Also, did't use any goat cheese. The flavors went very well tog...

I LOVE this salad! I used regular quinoa and omitted the sugar. I'll be making this regularly.

Colorful, tasty salad! I ran out of quinoa, so used mostly millet. I omitted the salt, and changed the arugula to spinach. We didn't need the cheese! I'll be making this again soon!

What I loved the most besides the taste was that when I had leftovers, salads usually go bad in a day once you've tossed it with the dressing. Because of the arugula this actually keeps well. I ...

My sister and I really enjoyed this salad. I didn't have arugula on hand, but I bet it would be delicious. Instead I used the fresh spinach I had in my fridge. I cut down the oil quite a bit,...

So delicious and easy! I left out the sugar in the dressing...making for the second time in as many days:)

The photograph doesn't do this salad justice!! This salad is wonderful!!! Can't wait to make it again.

I made this yesterday and substituted kale for the arugula and used canned beets because I already had them on hand. It was delicious! I think some reviews mentioned the arugula or spinach getti...

This is very tasty! I replaced the sugar with brown rice syrup and used feta cheese and it was so good! Thanks for this great recipe!

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