Beet & Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

3
beets (scrubbed)
1 cup
quinoa (cooked according to package directions)
2
apples (peeled and chopped)
2
celery stalks (sliced)
1⁄2 cup
nuts of choice (walnuts or pine nuts are excellent)
2
lemons (juiced)
6 tablespoons
olive oil
2 tablespoons
fresh parsley
1 tablespoon
fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon
fresh chives
1 tablespoon
fresh mint
 
salt and pepper (to taste)
Yields:
large servings

Instructions

Cover beets with boiling water and simmer until cooked but not too soft. Cool. Take the skin off and dice. Toss the chopped apples with juice from one lemon. Combine cooked quinoa with the beets, apples, celery and nuts. Make a dressing by processing the juice from second lemon together with olive oil and herbs. Use salt and pepper to taste. Toss all ingredients with dressing.