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Spinach and beets in quinoa and orange dressing

Hot quinoa salad with beets and spinach

This hot quinoa salad with beets and spinach makes an easy vegan meal, cooked without the use of oil. Top with hot sauce or extra seasonings.
Course Salad
Cuisine French, Low fat, Vegan
Keyword hot quinoa salad, quinoa salad with orange juice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 333kcal


  • 4 oz cooked beets
  • 1 lb cooked quinoa
  • 2 oz spinach
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 orange
  • hot sauce


  • Cook the quinoa and beets in advance, or for this recipe.
  • Slice the beets and place them in a frying pan set to medium heat. Add the water, squeeze the orange and add the juice from it as well. 
  • Let it warm up for about 3 minutes, then add the spinach. Spinach is high volume raw, and low volume once steamed. 
    Add the spinach to the beets and orange juice
  • It will reduce significantly as you stir. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the quinoa and stir once more. Serve immediately and add hot sauce.
    Quinoa salad with beets and spinach


For this express recipe I only squeezed an orange. You can enhance this salad with a complete dressing, for example the oil-free orange vinaigrette


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 851mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2805IU | Vitamin C: 45.6mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 4.6mg