Orange and Beet Quinoa Salad

orange and beet quinoa salad
By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Adding fruit to a salad always adds a soft sweet flavor that compliments many savory flavors. This salad can be served warm or room temperature. Have it as a meal or alongside other healthy dishes as a side dish.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 large beets
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsps of cold-pressed olive oil
  • 2 tsp of thyme
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 cups of baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup of walnuts

Orange Dressing

  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp of seeded mustard
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Peel and chop the beets and sweet potatoes into quarters. Combine well with olive oil and thyme, then wrap each beet and sweet potato piece in foil and cook for 35 minutes or until tender (pierce with a fork or knife to check). Chop into smaller pieces.
  3. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions.
  4. Peel the oranges thickly and squeeze the skin to extract the juice into a jar, remove the pith from the oranges into segments over a small bowl and collect the juice.
  5. Combine all the remaining dressing ingredients including the orange juice and shake well
  6. Combine the salad ingredients and drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix in and enjoy!

Substitutions:

Beets – golden beets, carrots

Sweet potato – winter squash, pumpkin

Quinoa – brown or wild rice

Walnuts – any nut of your choice

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4-6

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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