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Beetroot Quinoa Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

35 min


10 ingredients or less


Light. Refreshing. Crisp. Nourishing. That's how this salad would describe itself on a dating profile.



35 min


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  • ½ cup (85 g)
    uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
  • ½
    vegetable bouillon cube, crumbled
  • 1½ cups (246 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 3 cups (60 g)
  • 1
    orange, peeled, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2
    cooked beets, peeled, chopped


  • 1
    orange, zested, juiced
  • 1
    clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    freshly grated ginger
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper, or more to taste

Optional toppings

  • slivered toasted almonds


  1. Add the quinoa, water, and bouillon to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Then remove the heat and keep covered.
  2. Make the dressing by adding all the ingredients to a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Transfer the dressing to to the saucepan with the quinoa, and add the chickpeas as well. Toss to combine.
  4. 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.

Let us know what you think

Plate method

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Grains & Starches 19%

uncooked quinoa

Proteins 21%

cooked chickpeas


Fruits & Veggies 60%



cooked beet


clove garlic

freshly grated ginger

No significant sources of calcium


Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Rafa - Nov. 7, 2023, 10:54 p.m.

Super dish for late night’s dinner!

kse - Oct. 24, 2023, 1:11 p.m.

I already had cooked beets at home so I made this salad in like 15min. It's super easy, warm and tasteful 😍 unpopular opinion: I prefer autumn salads to summer ones 😂

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2023, 11:34 p.m.

Hehe autumn salads are incredible! So happy this one was enjoyed, Kse 💛

louise - Sept. 6, 2023, 7:25 p.m.

4/5 warm, 3/5 the next day having been in fridge overnight. Used air fryer for beetroot. Could do with a bit more of the delicious dressing per portion

PUL Team - Sept. 7, 2023, 9:23 p.m.

Hey Louise, thanks for sharing your experience with the salad. In case it helps and you're storing the recipe again, we recommend storing the dressing separately from the other components of the salad to keep it fresh 🙂

Feeling healthy - July 18, 2023, 5:25 p.m.

I feel so healthy eating this salad and it’s very light. I made double of the dressing though because I like it saucy 🤪 Great summer salad!

Skaiste - March 31, 2023, 4:55 p.m.

OMG!😲 I was a little bit sceptical about this recipe but decided to try and can't tell you how good it was... Refreshing,filling,light and delicious. Thank you so much for this invention 😀

PUL Team - April 1, 2023, 1:48 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Skaiste 🙂

Jian - Sept. 12, 2022, 12:01 p.m.

Refreshing and still filling at the same time - a delicious recipe!

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2022, 5:23 p.m.

Thank you, Jian, it means so much!

Ly - Aug. 6, 2022, 10:41 a.m.

Cảm ơn bạn chia sẽ những công thức rất bổ ích!

Ashley - Jan. 8, 2022, 1:57 a.m.

Hello! This looks SO good and I can't wait to make it, but I have one quick question. Is the dressing stored separate for up to 2 days in the fridge as well or can it be stored longer? I am trying to figure out the logistics of making this for my lunch for a few days for only myself. lol!

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2022, 6:57 a.m.

Hey there, Ashley, thanks for the question! You can definitely store it a day or two longer, we just recommend 2 days so that it tastes the freshest. Usually our dressings last much longer, but because this recipe includes both the juice and zest of a fresh orange, it can go bad more quickly than traditional dressings with just oil and vinegar. If you're going to store it longer, just give the dressing a quick taste test before pouring it over your salad to make sure it tastes how you'd like it to. I hope this helps for now 😊

Michaela - Dec. 2, 2021, 10:31 p.m.

yummy! use buckwheat instead of quinoa.
One question: where is the circle that shows the vegetables, carbs/grains and protein? i miss it

PUL Team - Dec. 3, 2021, 9:44 p.m.

Mmm buckwheat sounds like a lovely substitute, Michaela! Thanks for the question as well, the plate should appear for this one now 😊 We've opted to include the plate generally for meals rather than all recipes. Do let us know if there's anything else we can assist with!

Monica - Sept. 19, 2021, 2:13 p.m.

Love your easy tasty and very nutritious meals
Would love it if you included the protein content.
Thank you

PUL Team - Sept. 20, 2021, 6:24 a.m.

Hey there, Monica! So glad the recipes are being enjoyed. You can find the approximate nutrition information (including protein content) by clicking on the "show nutrition info" button below the recipe. Kindly note that as the disclaimer mentions, this is just an estimate and if you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a healthcare professional, such as a dietitian or physician. We hope this helps for now 🙂

Alina - Sept. 14, 2021, 10:07 p.m.

I loooooove this one! Especially the dressing. It's so good.

It's also perfect for holidays and when you have friends or family coming over for lunch or dinner.

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2021, 2:03 a.m.

So glad the recipe is being enjoyed, Alina, thank you!

Rike - July 23, 2021, 2:11 p.m.