Anti-inflammatory Carrot and Beet Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 0 min 4
Anti-inflammatory Carrot and Beet Quinoa Salad
Health Rating
Anti-inflammatory salad that can be served on its own for lunch or as a side.


3 cup Quinoa, cooked (cooled)
1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil (dressing)
2 fruit Lime (juiced; dressing)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced; dressing)
1 tsp Cumin (dressing)
1/4 tsp Turmeric, powder (dressing)
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper (dressing)
1 tsp Salt and pepper (dressing)
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (chopped)
2 medium Carrots (diced)
2 beet(s) Beets, boiled, drained (chopped)
1/2 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)
2 cup Lettuce, spring mix (mesclun) (optional)


1. If you haven't cooked the quinoa, do it now according to package instructions while you prep the rest of the ingredients. About 1 cup of dry quinoa gives 2 cups of cooked quinoa.

2. Mix olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, and salt and pepper in a jar and mix well.

3. Add quinoa, bell pepper, carrots, beets, cilantro, and lettuce mix (optional) to a large bowl. 

4. Add as much of the dressing as you like and toss to combine. Allow salad to soak all the flavors for 5-10 minutes before serving.


Quick Tips:

For quick prep have quinoa ready ahead of time. To save time, purchase vacuum packed boiled beets.


Store dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

You can also store the salad in a sealed container for 3 days. If you're planning for leftovers, don't add mixed greens until right before serving so they don't get soggy.

Nutritional Highlights:


A wonderful gluten-free and lo glycemic seed that is a complete protein as it contains all essential amino acids. It's high in fiber, magnesium, folate, zinc and iron.


Help with oxygen uptake, blood pressure reduction and athletic performance. They also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and are a top heart healthy food.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 406
Calories from fat 192
Calories from saturated fat 25.0
Total Fat 21.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 478 mg
Potassium 723 mg
Total Carbohydrate 45 g
Dietary Fiber 7.9 g
Sugars 7.4 g
Protein 8.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Grain 2.1
Vegetables 2.2

Energy sources