Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine Issue 02 | June 2016 - Page 45

Gorgeously colored by beets, this salad can be served warm or chilled and is perfect for any season.

Quinoa is considered to be a super grain and it is quickly replacing other grains in many healthy kitchens because of its high protein content, many nutrients, delicious flavor and light texture. Beets are an excellent blood purifier and liver cleanser and they contain many vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, beta carotin, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A and the B vitamins.

Boil 3 medium beets until soft; cool, peel and dice

Mix with 2 cups of cooked quinoa

Add 1/2 a cup of slivered almonds

Add 1 cup of chopped fresh herbs (I used parsley and mint)

Dressing:

Juice of 1 large or 2 medium lemons

4 tablespoons of olive oil

1 teaspoon of maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon of dry thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix well and pour over the salad.

Toss and serve hot or cold.

Recipe & Photograph by Rachel Kieffer

Originally posted on HealthNutGirl.com on May 19, 2016

Herbed Quinoa Salad With Beets

Recipe from Rachel Kieffer