Raw Beet Salad

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Colorful and nutrient-dense raw beet salad packed with delicious superfoods.





    1. Prepare the quinoa: rinse quinoa in a fine mesh colander under running water. In a medium-sized pot, combine the quinoa and 1 cup water. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the quinoa from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes (still covered). Uncover the pot, drain off any excess water, and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Set aside to cool.
    2. For the edamame: Bring a pot of water to boil, add the frozen edamame, and cook until the edamame is warm, about 3 – 5 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
    3. To toast the pepitas: In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds or pepitas, stirring frequently, until they are fragrant and starting to turn golden on the edges, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large serving bowl to cool. The pepitas might make a small hissing sound so don’t feel alarmed if you hear this; the pepitas will cool down and this sound will stop.
    4. To chop the beets and carrots: Finely chop into small sticks (similar to julienned) or grate them on a box grater.
    5. To make the vinaigrette: Whisk together all of the ingredients until mixed.
    6. To make the salad: In your large serving bowl, combine the pepitas, edamame, chopped beets and carrots, spinach, cubed avocado, and cooked quinoa.
    7. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, starting with about half of the dressing and adding more until desired level is reached, and toss to combine. You might not need all of the dressing. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
    8. Store all components separately in covered containers in refrigerator. When making leftovers, combine all ingredients and toss with dressing.


*Recipe is a guide. Adapt as desired. Adapted from Cookie & Kate’s Colorful Beet Salad.

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