I have made this salad 3 times now and each time different. I never used the beets but did use butternut squash instead. Made a very nice looking salad. Use the hints on peeling the pomegranate to not make a mess.
Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets & Pomegranate
From EatingWell: November/December 2012
Roasted beets and sweet dates, tangy oranges and juicy pomegranate seeds make this quinoa salad recipe festive. It pairs beautifully with turkey or roast pork.
9 Reviews for Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets & Pomegranate
Salads and side dishes are usually so boring, but ths one really stands out. You can also make all the components a day or two ahead of time and then assemble at the last minute. I omitted the beets because not everyone likes them, and added walnuts as another reviewer suggested.
This is a great recipe, and well worth the work of seeding the pomegranate, roasting the beets and segmenting the orange. I would leave the dates out in the future - I love dates but in this dish, they ended up pasty and the flavor did not mesh well with the other fresh flavors. Will definitely make this recipe again!
I followed this recipe to the tee and it turned out great! It will be a wonderful addition to my recipes!! I think I might try adding walnuts.