Beet & Orange Quinoa salad with Walnut Orange & ginger dressing

September 07, 2023

Beet & Orange Quinoa salad with Walnut Orange & ginger dressing


This salad is a delicious mix of fresh, earthy, zingy and sweet flavours that will have you levelling up your weekday salad game or add lively accompaniment to BBQs in Spring and Summer! 

This Spring salad is:

  • gluten free
  • vegan option
  • rich in omega 3's

For 4 serves of the Salad you'll need:

  • 3 medium beets 
  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa or alternative
  • 1 large oranges
  • Small bag of rocket
  • Large handful of nuts roughly chopped (walnut/hazelnut/almond)
  • Drizzle of Sunflower oil

Optional salad extras:

  • marinated goats cheese or fetta
  • capers

For the dressing you'll need:

  • The juice of 1 large orange (3TBSP)
  • 3 TBSP of Walnut Oil
  • 1tsp finely grated/zested ginger
  • 1tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1tsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. Wash any dirt off the beetroot
  3. drizzle a little sunflower oil and sprinkle a little salt over beetroot before covering individually in foil
  4. Put in oven for ~60mins until a knife glides through easily. May take another 15mins if larger
  5. Meanwhile remove peel from orange and cut into small chunks and cook quinoa to packet instructions if not already done
  6. Once cooked remove beetroot from oven and carefully remove foil. When cool enough to handle you can remove the skin by scraping off with paper towel (ensure to use gloves and plastic chopping board!). cut into small chunks
  7. combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously
  8. If you are eating straight away combine all salad ingredients in a bowl, drizzle over dressing and toss
  9. Alternatively you can keep ingredients in separate containers in the fridge and assemble for weekday lunches in a jar!

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