Reset with this colorful and healthy beet salad that is tender, crisp, and irresistible! The light apple cider and herb dressing bring it all together.
- ½ cup quinoauncooked , rinsed
- 1cuporganic edamamefrozen
- ⅓ cup almonds slivered or pepitas green pumpkin seeds
- 1mediumbeetraw, peeled
- 1 largecarrot
- 2cupsbaby spinach packed or arugula, roughly chopped
- 3Tbspapple cider vinegar
- 2Tbsplime juice
- 2Tbspolive oil
- 1Tbspfresh mint chopped or cilantro
- 2Tbsphoney or maple syrup or agave nectar
- 1tspDijon mustardto taste
- ¼ tspsalt
- black pepperfreshly ground, to taste
To cook the quinoa:
First, rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh colander under running water for a minute or two. In a medium-sized pot, combine the rinsed quinoa and 1 cup water.
Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then cover the pot, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
Remove the quinoa from heat and let it rest, still covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover the pot, drain off any excess water, and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Set it aside to cool.
To cook the edamame:
Bring a pot of water to boil, then add the frozen edamame and cook just until the beans are warmed through, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
To toast the almonds or pepitas:
In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds or pepitas, stirring frequently, until they are fragrant and starting to turn golden on the edges, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large serving bowl to cool.
To prepare the vinaigrette:
Whisk together all of the ingredients until emulsified.
To assemble the salad:
In your large serving bowl, combine the toasted almonds/pepitas, cooked edamame, prepared beet(s) and/or carrot, roughly chopped spinach/arugula, cubed avocado, and cooked quinoa.
Finally, drizzle dressing over the mixture and gently toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve.
- Calories: 1677.11kcal
- Fat: 97.39g
- Saturated Fat: 8.67g
- Trans Fat: 0.02g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 57.75g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 24.90g
- Carbohydrates: 159.33g
- Fiber: 35.79g
- Sugar: 17.51g
- Protein: 59.05g
- Sodium: 1066.09mg
- Calcium: 509.49mg
- Potassium: 2535.51mg
- Iron: 14.72mg
- Vitamin A: 32.56µg
- Vitamin C: 12.85mg
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