Mediterranean Quinoa 
with Red Beets Recipe

Get a head start on your week with this perfectly balanced, dietitian-created Mediterranean Quinoa with Red Beets recipe.
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  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups peeled, diced red beets (1 lb)
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced, white and green parts, divided
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced lemon zest, plus 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup chopped unsalted walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • 6 tbsp crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook quinoa according to package directions; transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. In same skillet on medium-high, heat oil. Add beets and whites of onion and sauté until beets are fork-tender, 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in quinoa, greens of onions, lemon zest and juice, parsley and walnuts; season with salt, pepper and vinegar. Garnish each serving with 1 tbsp feta.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 344
  • Carbohydrate Content: 32 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 8 mg
  • Fat Content: 21 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 234 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7 g