Green Salad with Beets and Quinoa

Green Salad with Beets and Quinoa is delicious served as a side or a main dish recipe!

Green Salad with Beets and Quinoa

My husband and I recently met some new friends. We immediately felt a warmth and connection; a desire to know them more. Wanna come for dinner? we asked them.

We’ve been doing this friendship/dinner party thing for almost 23 years now, forming new bonds with other people, together as a couple. “Going there”— exposing ourselves, becoming vulnerable and “known.”

Notes from a Blue Bike

As Tsh writes in her new book, Notes from a Blue Bike, about the Slow Food Movement, you can join me over at The Art of Simple today, as I’m sharing a few of my thoughts on how this relates to entertaining in our life.

Green Salad with Beets and Quinoa

Green Salad with Beets and Quinoa

If you’re coming over from Tsh’s blog, for the delicious Green Salad with Beets and Quinoa recipe, you’ve come to the right place!

GREEN SALAD WITH BEETS AND QUINOA

GREEN SALAD WITH BEETS AND QUINOA
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Green Salad with Beets and Quinoa Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small garlic clove finely minced or pureed (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 ounce mixed baby salad greens washed and spun dry
  • 2 medium or 4 small beets roasted (about 3/4 pound), peeled and cut in small wedges or half-moons
  • 1 cup quinoa pre-cooked
  • 2 hard cooked eggs sliced
  • 1/2 cup Dubliner or sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup pitted green olives
  • 1/4 small red onion finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup micro greens optional

Instructions

  • Whisk together the vinegars, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl or measuring cup. Whisk in the olive oil.
  • Toss with the lettuces, quinoa, beets, cheese, egg, onion, olives, cabbage and micro greens just before serving.

Green Salad with Beets and Quinoa is delicious served as a side or a main dish recipe!

7 comments on “Green Salad with Beets and Quinoa”

  1. I’m loving all the flavors and textures and colors in this salad! And I LOVE your new site, it’s gorgeous!! xo

  2. I can only imagine how magical it must be to sit around a table of yours and *break bread*.

    Your new site is gorgeous!!! Vibrant, cheerful, hospitable & beautiful! Just like you!! xoxo

  3. Your re-design is beautiful! Love the new logo too! I am having big salad love for your salad! Must try it soon!

  4. Love the new site! This salad sounds completely amazing!

  5. I would love to come for dinner! :)

    The site looks amazing, Sandy! I love the re-design!

  6. I love your home for dinner – anytime! Your new site design is gorgeous, Sandy! Love it! xo

  7. Oooh, me me! I want to come for dinner! :)

    This salad sounds so wonderful too!

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