Warm Quinoa Salad With Winter Vegetables

I make different versions of this warm salad and it is my most favorite quinoa dish!

What you’ll need:

  • Cooked Quinoa – 1 1/2 to 2 cups
  • Beets Cubed – 2 to 3 medium sized
  • Fennel Sliced – 2
  • Beet Greens – From the beets
  • Fennel Leaves – From the fennel
  • Orange segments – from 2 fresh oranges or 1 can
  • Walnuts pieces – 1/2 cup
  • Mango Chili Vinaigrette – From Trader Joes (use any vinaigrette to your liking)


1. Drizzle a small amount of oil and Roast the Beets and Fennel (oven or stove top works).

2. Saute the Beets and Fennel greens in a little oil.

3. Layer everything over the cooked Quinoa. Drizzle the vinaigrette.


This is the other version that I make with Roasted Butternut Squash, Sauteed Swiss Chard, Cranberries (sometimes Apples), Almonds and Orange vinaigrette.

(butter nut squash from the yard)