This delicious quinoa and beetroot salad is a wonderful healthy lunch option. You will need a food processor for this one, unless you want to chop all the ingredients really small!


  • 2 beetroots, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup of quinoa – cook as per packet instructions – with 1 cup, you will have leftovers
  • 1-2 carrots – you can grate these if you want
  • 1 small green apple or pear if you prefer
  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh coriander
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Handful of walnuts to add to the top to serve
  • 2-3 handfuls of rocket – I serve this salad on top of rocket, or spinach
  • I also add some avocado to the top as well!

How to make it:

  1. Put the top 5 ingredients into the food processor and mix/chop until you get the desired size of the ingredients
  2. Put the rocket or spinach into a salad bowl, put the food processor ingredients on top, add some quinoa – I usually do about half the cooked quinoa and I let it cool before adding it, but you don’t have too!
  3. Squeeze lemon on top. Then add the walnuts – YUMMO!

Other possible additions

  • Chickpeas (don’t food process)
  • Red onion (food process)
  • Roasted Sweet potato
  • Could serve with grilled or BBQ’d salmon or fish
  • Cucumber – I cut this
  • Yum, hopefully my kids like it too !


  • Fresh and delicious. Definitely trying this one. Thanks


  • Love this salad


  • I’m so glad I found this wonderful salad. I’ve only just started adding Quinoa to soups to boost the nutrition and love that it’s in this gorgeous salad. Your other suggestions for additions are also my kind of food. Thanks so much : )

    • This is what I love about quinoa – it is easy to add to recipes.


  • no coriander for me but the rest sounds great


  • quiona seems to be a very versatile ingredient, I really should give it a try


  • this looks a very healthy dish


  • Good read thanks for the information


  • looks healthy and yummy – trying this soon!


  • Beetroot is a highly under-rated vegetable, and this salad sound utterly delicious. I’d make it without the coriander, but I’m sure parsley and basil would be an o.k. substitute.


  • Looks so fresh and appetising you forget how healthy it is


  • This looks so fresh and healthy, what a great salad. thanks


  • This looks so fresh and healthy, thanks will add it to my salad recipes.


  • Now thats what I call healthy. Thanks a lot for sharing.


  • Quiona is yummy and healthy. I used it several times in my recipes.


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