Recipe: Beet, Arugula & Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing

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This beet, arugula and quinoa salad with a citrus dressing is so flavor-packed and nutritious to boot.

This salad makes for a great side dish for dinner or weekday lunch and is super easy to whip together. Make a batch of quinoa ahead and roast beets on the weekend (or buy them pre-cooked from Love Beets) for a quick, easy, healthy and filling salad.

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 6 serving(s)


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 beets, cleaned and washed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1 large orange, segmented
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans
  • Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cup olive oil
  • 1/4 orange, juiced


  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Place scrubbed beets on a foil lined baking sheet and season with salt and olive oil. Cover with an additional piece of foil and crimp the edges. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender.
  4. When beets are cooked and cool enough to handle, quarter the beets and cut each quarter into bite size wedges.
  5. In a large bowl, combine cooled quinoa, arugula, beets and red onion.
  6. Cut 1 large orange into 4 parts and reserve 1 quarter for dressing. Pull apart remaining 3/4 orange into bite-size segments and add to salad bowl.
  7. Mix dressing ingredients with juice from reserved orange and toss over salad.
  8. Top with candied pecans.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 363

Protein: 6 gram(s)

Fat: 24 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 33 gram(s)

Fiber: 5 gram(s)

Sugar: 11 gram(s)

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1 Comment

on November 8, 2017 at 3:31 PM Reply

The citrus salad from Costco was the best. It was so delicious. Too bad it was discontinued. Loved it. I will try to make it with the help of the above recipe.

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