Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad Recipe

Urvashee Patel | Dessarts

This festive colorful Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad is perfect for fall and winter. Quinoa, roasted beets and carrots, spinach and goat cheese are topped with a delicious cranberry dressing.

Don’t think that quinoa salads are just for those looking for healthy food options. This quinoa salad with roasted vegetables is meant for entertaining.

Bright bold roasted beets and carrots dotted with goat cheese and cranberries on a bed of baby spinach makes this one gorgeous looking salad.

Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad Photo

You should definitely share it with all your dinner guests!

I’d say it’s relatively healthy too but why tell them that! So go ahead and prepare a feast with this roasted vegetable salad along side your favorite main dish and perhaps some spicy butternut squash.

Then consider topping it off with this spiced pear upside down cake.

Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad Image

How to Make Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad

This salad can be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator and taste just as delicious the next day.

It also comes together in no time despite the fact that you have to cook quinoa and vegetables. Just follow along here and you’ll see what I mean:

First, get that oven preheated and prepare the cranberry dressing.  Next, if you have an Instant Pot, you can cook perfect quinoa with almost no effort at all.

If you don’t, simply follow the stove top directions on your quinoa packaging.

Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad Picture

While the quinoa cooks and cools, cut your vegetables and transfer them to your preheated oven.

Then, make sure you have your spinach and goat cheese ready to go. Kick back and have a glass of wine while those veggies roast. (OK- fine, so I washed the dishes in this time instead of kicking back.)

Remove the veggies from the oven and let them cool while you finish your wine or dishes- your choice.

Finally, toss everything together in a salad bowl. I like to keep a few of the roasted veggies and goat cheese off to the side and sprinkle them on top after mixing.

This makes for a better presentation if I’m having a dinner party. Just a little tip! 

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Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad Recipe

    6 Servings


For the Vinigairette :
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Sherry Wine Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Honey
For the Salad:
  • 1 cup Quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 2 medium Beets, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup Carrot
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 5 ounces Baby Spinach, chopped
  • 2 ounces Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • Sunflower Seeds, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt and honey. Add the dried cranberries and set aside the dressing.
  3. On a large sheet pan, toss the beets and carrots with 2 TBS olive oil, 1/4 teaspoons salt, and a pinch of pepper. Mix until all the vegetables are coated.
  4. Roast the vegetables in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Cool.
  5. Combine the quinoa, vegetables, and baby spinach in a large salad bowl. Mix in the dressing and toss well.
  6. Sprinkle with goat cheese crumbles.
  7. Serve at room temperature or chilled.



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Author: Urvashee Patel
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 94
Calories 279

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 100mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Urvashee Patel

About Urvashee

Urvashee blogs about delectable desserts on her blog, Dessarts. Lucky for us, she's sharing her delectable vegetarian dishes too as a Vegetarian Fanatic.

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