2medium raw beets, peeled, quartered
½ cup (85 g)uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1 cup (240 mL)water
½vegetable bouillon cube
1½ cups (246 g)cooked chickpeas
3 cups (60 g)arugula
1orange, peeled, sliced into thin rounds
1orange, zested, juiced
1clove garlic, crushed
2 Tbsp (30 mL)
1 tsp (2 g)freshly grated ginger
1 pinchground black pepper, or more to taste
sliced roasted almonds
Make your own
- Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). Wrap the quartered beetroots in foil and bake on the middle rack of the oven until soft, about 30 minutes. Allow cooling before cutting into bite-sized pieces. Alternatively, steam the beetroots on the stove until soft. Skip this step, if using canned or pre-cooked beets.
- In a saucepan on high heat, add the quinoa, water, and bouillon. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook uncovered until the quinoa has absorbed all the water, about 15 minutes. When cooked, fluff with a fork, remove the heat, cover with a lid, and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Make the dressing by adding all the ingredients to a bowl. Mix well.
- Add the chickpeas to the saucepan with the quinoa, pour the dressing over top, and toss to combine.
- To serve, start with the arugula as a base, top with quinoa and chickpea mixture, and garnish with the orange slices and roasted beetroots. Enjoy!
- Best to assemble and dress the salad before enjoying.
- If saving for later, store the dressing separate from the other components of the salad. Keep in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Once assembled, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a day.
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Grains & Starches 18%
• uncooked quinoa
• cooked chickpeas
Fruits & Veggies 63%
• medium raw beet
• clove garlic
• freshly grated ginger
CalciumNo significant sources of calcium
Nutrition per serving
Calories 282 kcal
|Total fat||7.5 g|
|Saturated fat||1.1 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||45.0 g|
|Dietary fiber||9.9 g|
|Total sugars||12.4 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||27 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.3 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||40.3 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||1.0 mg|
|Vitamin K||20 μg|
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