Healthy & Delicious Beetroot Quinoa Salad

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I’m a huge fan of salad. I’ve said this before — honestly, I find them so, so satisfying. However, everyone who knows me knows I like them full of greens and then topped with delicious and filling toppings.

For other salad inspirations, try my Kale, Butternut & Chicken Salad | Rice & Mushroom Salad | Vibrant Chicken Salad

For this, you will need:
(GF)

  • One grilled chicken breast*
  • Half a grated carrot
  • Half a roasted beetroot
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill

* – if you’re veggie/vegan, swap this out for quorn, tofu, tempeh or beans

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I roasted more beets than I needed because I like to have roasted veg on hand. This was inspired by my lovely friend Zoë, as I usually boil, not roast, beetroot.

Peel and cut your beets, and add them to an oven-proof dish lined with aluminium. Sprinkle with a generous amount of salt and a little bit of olive oil.

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Cover the beets up so they form a parcel, which will half-steam, half-roast them. I did half an hour at 220C. 

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Et viola! I didn’t show how to cook the chicken because I’ve covered that before (check out this post).

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Layer up your salad like a normal human, in a bowl, or if you’re taking an Instagram, pop it in a mason jar. Yes, thank you, I’m aware I’m not funny. Honestly I find mason jars useful to take it into work, but I plonk it into a bowl when I get there. For dressing, I just used a tiny bit of olive oil and half lemon’s juice.

Let me know what recipes you guys would like to see more of!

As always, bilafiya
(well wishes and wellbeing)

2 thoughts on “Healthy & Delicious Beetroot Quinoa Salad

  1. Zoe says:

    Delicious! I love your jar too, the mason jars I have are perfect for overnight oats but way too small for the amount of salad I eat!

    • Sand Kitchen says:

      Thanks! Yeah, I have that problem with jars too. Even this one, which is decent, I’d take more greens on the side if I could. I’m a real lover of leafy greens 😂

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