Roasted Beet + Tabbouleh Salad with Balsamic

This salad is so easy to throw together that I’m almost embarrassed to call this a recipe.  But it is so delightful I had to share it with you!Roasted Beets + Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Balsamic | Hugs ‘n KitchenI know the name is a mouthful, but I had a hard time creating a name that represented the major ingredients in this dish.  The combination was inspired by a local vegan cafe, and creates an utterly delicious mix of flavors.

Roasted Beets + Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Balsamic | Hugs ‘n KitchenThis salad is super healthy, insanely yummy, plus it’s vegetarian and vegan!  It’s packed full of healthful and tasty ingredients:

  • roasted beets
  • quinoa tabbouleh
  • sliced heirloom tomatoes
  • chickpeas (or you could substitute a big scoop of hummus!)
  • sunflower seeds
  • mixed greens
  • balsamic drizzle

The quinoa tabbouleh really makes this dish.  I posted the recipe years ago, and it desperately needs to be re-photographed, but the flavors are there and OH BOY are they epic.  Roasted Beets + Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Balsamic | Hugs ‘n KitchenYou can prepare all of the ingredients first and then throw everything together when you’re ready to eat.  Healthy and delicious lunch cravings, solved!Roasted Beets + Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Balsamic | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

Roasted Beets + Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Balsamic

  • Total Time: 25 minutes (including quinoa tabbouleh salad prep time)
  • YIELDS 1 salad

    Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups mixed greens, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 roasted beets, diced
  • 1 handful baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup chickpeas (or a scoop of hummus)
  • 1 cup quinoa tabbouleh salad (link to recipe below)
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • healthy drizzle balsamic reduction/glaze (I like the Alessi brand, or you can make homemade!)

Instructions

  1. Prepare quinoa tabbouleh salad.  (The quantities in this recipe will make enough for four servings.)
  2. Meanwhile, arrange the rest of your salad ingredients on a plate.
  3. Once the quinoa tabbouleh salad is finished, add a healthy scoop to your salad.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.

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