Gorgeously colored by beets, this salad can be served warm or chilled and is perfect for any season.

Quinoa is considered to be a super grain and it is quickly replacing other grains in many healthy kitchens because of its high protein content, many nutrients, delicious flavor and light texture.

If you are not familiar with preparing quinoa check out my blog What Do I Do With Quinoa.

Beets are an excellent blood purifier and liver cleanser and they contain many vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, beta carotin, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A and the B vitamins.

Boil 3 medium beets until soft. Peel and dice.
Mix with 2 cups of cooked quinoa
Add 1/2 a cup of slivered almonds
Add 1 cup of chopped fresh herbs, I used parsley and mint but use any combination that you like

Juice of 1 large or 2 medium lemons
4 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon of dry thyme
Sat and pepper to taste
Mix well and pour over the salad.

Toss and serve hot or cold.

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