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Orange Beet Quinoa Salad

Posted by on March 31, 2014

Disclosure: I received Organic Baby Beets to try out from Melissa’s Produce.  Recipe is my own creation. 

When I first received my organic baby beets which are already peeled, steamed and ready to eat, I wasn’t entirely sure what to make with them.  In fact, to be honest, I didn’t have too much experience with beets in my life.

orange beet quinoa salad

After reading about beets and realizing they do have a bit of sweetness to them I knew putting them in a salad was a good bet, but it needed the perfect component.  So, I instantly thought of citrus.  Adding in a tangelo to the mix.

beetsIngredients needed:

1 Box Near East Quinoa Blend: Rosemary and Olive Oil

1 Package Organic Baby Beets from Melissa’s Produce

1 Tangelo


1 Teaspoon Olive Oil


In a medium saucepan combine water, olive oil and rice.  Bring to a boil.  Mix in spice packet, reduce to medium heat and let boil for 14 to 17 minutes.  Rice will evaporate water.  With 5 minutes left to boil slice up 2 beets from your organic baby beets package and throw into rice mixture.  Cook another 5 minutes.

Take from reduce, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.  Right before serving slice up the tangelo and throw in slices into the rice mixture.

Serves: 2 to 4.



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