Roasted Beet, Quinoa and Arugula Salad is fresh, healthy and protein packed with quinoa. It is vegetarian and a hearty dinner or side salad.
I'm pretty excited to share this salad with you today and I hope you are as wowed as I am with it. It's one that a local restaurant has on their menu and after having it twice this past month, I was determined to make it at home. I fell in love with the flavors, textures and of course the ingredients.
The first time I had this salad was on a lunch break with a friend. I think I let her do most of the talking as I busy chowing down... I ate every last grain of quinoa!
The next time another friend and I went on my birthday - this time I took mental notes of how I was going to make this at home. That next weekend I went to the farmer's market and bought my own beets to roast. I found a great tutorial here that was easy to follow and they turned out perfect.
If you prefer or don't have the time, store bought would be just fine - just don't leave them out - they are one of the stars of the show!
The sweetness of the beets, combined with the peppery flavor of arugula, whole grains, creamy cheese and the candied pecans along with the tangy honey mustard vinaigrette are a perfect combination.
What a flavor explosion in your mouth! This salad is easy to make and is definitely company-worthy! Your guests would be impressed.
Just for fun, I wanted to see how they would fit in jars - I could imagine these going on my next picnic with me!
Try another salad - Mexican Quinoa
Roasted Beet, Quinoa and Arugula Salad
A healthy salad with beets with honey mustard vinaigrette
- 8 slices of sliced beets (diced)
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 3 cups arugula
- ⅓ cup candied pecans
- ¼ cup chevre (or goat) cheese
- ½ clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- In a small food processor, combine the garlic, honey, mustard, vinegar, olive oil with S&P to taste
- Divide the rest of the ingredients on the salad – first the quinoa, beets, cheese and top with pecans
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 359mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 9gSugar: 34gProtein: 9g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
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Marcie FlavortheMoments says
My favorite way to eat beets is roasted, and I love that you added quinoa to this salad to make it extra hearty. What a delicious meal! 🙂
Adelina Priddis says
I discovered Beets this year, and this looks perfect to have them with! Next I guess I should discover quinoa. Thanks for sharing with us on Foodie Friday Deb
Kimberlee Gibson says
Stopping by from Freedom Fridays - this salad looks really good. I started roasting beets last year and discovered how good they are - and healthy, too. I look forward to trying this recipe - pinned it.
Kelly LifemadeSweeter says
What a gorgeous salad Deb! Love the roasted beets and pecans in here! The honey mustard dressing sounds perfect with everything!
Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration says
Deb, my sister-in-law is crazy about beets and I have to share this beautiful salad with her! Pinning and hope you have a great week!
Lizzy T says
I'm not a huge fan of beets, but I'd be willing to try them in this salad since they are bite-size! 🙂 My hubby loves them, so this would be perfect for him!
Jamie Sherman says
I have never had roasted beets - but they look so pretty in this salad, Deb! I need to give this a try! 🙂
Oh, my goodness, this is beautiful. I love all the ingredients- so this will be my new favorite salad! Pinned! 🙂
Cathy Trochelman says
This salad, Deb! I LOVE it!! This is totally the type of salad I'd love to serve when friends come over.....or, better yet, the type of salad I'd love for you to serve to me when I come over!!! 😉
Lady Behind The Curtain says
BEAUTIFUL salad Deb!
Beth Baumgartner says
I love the combo of quinoa and greens!
What a beautiful salad! I like beets but I run out of ways to prepare them. I can't wait to try this!
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
This is such a great salad! I can just imagine how delicious the roasted beets taste!
Ginny McMeans says
I can't blame you for wanting to create this salad. It sounds wonderful!
Nancy Piran says
I need to add more salads into my diet!
Sara Glover says
oh this looks so good! I love new salads to try!