Beet Salad with Feta Recipe
This tender Beetroot and Feta Salad recipe with quinoa is filled with bright fresh flavors and tossed with a pungent homemade balsamic dressing. Enjoy this simple beet salad for lunch or dinner!
Servings: 8 Side Salad
- 2 pounds Red and Golden Beets boiled/steamed/roasted - peeled and diced
- ¾ cup Cooked Quinoa
- 5 ounces Feta Cheese Cubes
- ½ cup Dried Cranberries
- 3 tablespoons Pumpkin Seeds toasted
- ½ cup Microgreens
- 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- ½ tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for dressing, whisk well and refrigerate.
Clean, rinse and boil the beets in a large pot ( for 45-50 minutes) until fork tender. Rub under cool running water to remove the skin. Cut into quarters (if using baby beets) or dice into ½ -1 inch cubes and place into a large bowl.
Add cooked quinoa, feta cubes, and cranberries in the bowl with cooked beets (See Notes*). Drizzle the prepared dressing and gently toss.
Top with microgeens and pumpkin seeds. Serve!
*Reserve a few red and golden beet cubes along with some feta cheese cubes to top the salad for a beautiful presentation. Golden beets and feta cheese stain deeply when tossed with red beets.
Steam - Place the clean beets in a steamer basket and steam for 30 minutes until tender.
Boil – Place the beets in a large pot with boiling water over medium heat. Allow the beets to cook for 40 to 50 minutes until tender.
Roasted – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap the beets with aluminum foil and roast in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes until easily pierced with a fork.
Storage - Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg