Warm Quinoa Power Salad with Beets and Blueberries
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This colourful quinoa power salad combines some earthy wintery flavours, but has the vibrancy and freshness that springy meals bring! -@foodyfirst


Prep time 15mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 2-4
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  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 red beet, peeled and grated
  • 1/ 2 cup blueberries, halved
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/ 2 lemon
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/ 4 cup microgreens
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Step 1

    Add quinoa to a medium pot and pour in water. Bring to a simmer. Place pot lid ajar on pot and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Once done, remove from heat, place lid firmly on pot and let quinoa steam.

  • Step 2

    Once quinoa has steamed, using your hands, squeeze the grated beet juice into the quinoa. Stir to combine the quinoa and the beet juice.

  • Step 3

    Combine pink quinoa, blueberries, radish, shallot, arugula and a squeeze of half a lemon, a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Enjoy warm (or cool!).

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