Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Quinoa Salad with Beets and Fennel Vinaigrette

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

6 beets, trimmed

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup minced shallots

2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed

3/4 cup olive oil

1 1/2 cups quinoa

3 cups crumbled feta cheese

1 fennel bulb, trimmed, thinly slice

2 cups chopped fresh arugula

Directions

  1. Cook beets in large saucepan of boiling water until tender, about 45 minutes. Drain. Cool. Peel beets. Cut beets into thin wedges. Place in medium bowl.
  2. Whisk vinegar, shallots and fennel seeds in small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle 1/4 cup vinaigrette over beets; toss to coat.
  3. Cook quinoa in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well. Rinse with cold water and drain again. Place quinoa in large bowl. Add cheese, fennel and arugula and mix gently. Add remaining dressing and toss to coat. Transfer salad to large bowl. Arrange beets atop salad.
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