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Okay. Sure. I know. It’s time for a new healthy and tasty recipe. This time I’m not sharing a raw, vegan blah blah cake recipe, but an ordinary salad recipe. Gluten Free. Mind you. Moreover, this salad recipe is healthy and delicious. Read on for the recipe that I made my boyfriend and me: quinoa salad with beets, goat cheese and pomegranate seeds. Yum!

Health benefits of quinoa

Quinoa is a food you just always need to have in your pantry, as with its nutty flavor, quinoa  is beside very tasty, also very healthy. Quinoa is high in omega 3 fatty acids, a whole range of B vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Quinoa therefore helps, amongst others, in reducing the risk of diabetes, lowering cholesterol and the regulation of blood pressure.

Versatility of quinoa

Cooking quinoa is a piece of cake: it takes you less than 12 minutes. Quinoa can be perfectly used to replace rice, in your salad or to give your soup an extra ‘bite’. Model and guest blogger Emma used quinoa to stuff a pineapple. Also tasty and a piece of cake to make: this spicy quinoasalade with sea salt, figs and red fruit. I said it all: just always have a bag of quinoa in the house. 

Are you convinced that you really need to vary with quinoa more often? Then try this delicious recipe for quinoa with beets, goat cheese and pomegranate seeds that I found here yesterday, adapted and made for my boyfriend and me:

Quinoa Beet Goatcheese Salad with Pomgranate | Great Body & Skin

You can eat the salad both warm as cold. It’s an easy recipe, especially if you buy pre-cooked and pre-cut beetroot (for the lazy ones).

Here’s the recipe for the quinoa beet salad:

Quinoa Beet Goatcheese with Pomgranate
Serves 3
Glutenfree, healthy dinner dish
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Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
20 min
527 calories
58 g
53 g
22 g
26 g
13 g
510 g
823 g
15 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 527
Calories from Fat 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 53mg
Sodium 823mg
Total Carbohydrates 58g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 15g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4 medium beets, cooked and grated
  2. 1/2 cube vegetable stock
  3. 1 cup white quinoa
  4. 2.5 cups water
  5. 1/2 small onion, chopped
  6. 1/2 clove garlic, chopped
  7. 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  10. 5.3 oz. goat cheese, crumbled (150 grams)
  11. bundle of fresh parsley, chopped
  12. 0.6 cups pomegranate seeds (100 grams, the easiest way is to buy these already removed from the pomegranate)
  1. Cook the quinoa with water and vegetable stock in 12 minutes. Stir frequently.
  2. Fry the onion and add beets, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar until the beetroot is heated.
  3. Turn the heat down and spoon in the quinoa, goat cheese, parsley and pomegranate seeds.
  4. Serve immediately.
  1. Do you prefer to eat the dish cold as a salad, then let the mixture cool for half an hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Bon Appetit!
  3. Tip: substitute the pomgranate seeds for 2 peeled and cubed oranges.
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