Roasted Beet Mozzarella Salad with Quinoa

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This is a twist on a classic Italian antipasta - Insalata Caprese, using roasted beetroot instead of tomatoes and quinoa for a healthy and satisfying lunch salad, which is very easy and quick to put together.

  • 2 Beetroot, roasted
  • 200 g Buffalo mozzarella
  • Chives
  • 5 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup Cooked quinoa
  1. Cut the roasted beet into 1cm thick slices. Drain and slice the buffalo mozzarella into thick pieces. Arrange them alternately on a serving platter so that they overlap.
  2. Cut the chives into thin rings. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, pinch of sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Pour half of the dressing over the salad and allow it to marinate for 5 minutes. Toss the cooked quinoa with the rest of the dressing and some chives. Mound the well tossed quinoa in the center of the beet-mozzarella salad. Sprinkle some chives and sea salt over.

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87 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums 12/11/12 07:35

Beautiful! Exactly what I like...

Cheers,

Rosa

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Guru Uru 12/11/12 08:03

I love your presentation of this salad my friend :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef 12/11/12 08:13

What a lovely plate of food and one I would be happy to consume pretty much all on my own. :)

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Priya 12/11/12 08:21

Give me that place, i'll happily finish it for my lunch, catchy and healthy.

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thecompletecookbook 12/11/12 08:26

This is perfect for a summer's day lunch.
:-) Mandy

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Ann@Anncoo Journal 12/11/12 09:07

Your salad is always pretty and well presentation. Love to bits :)

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baker in disguise 12/11/12 09:32

am right now on a beetroot binge.. every second day.. its beetroot juice day.. this would be a good change!!

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StephenC 12/11/12 10:22

A perfect idea to get my appetite going and to provide a feast for the eyes. Excellent!

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Mich Piece of Cake 12/11/12 10:27

What a brilliant idea to substitute the tomatoes for roasted beet roots!

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Anne Regalado 12/11/12 10:58

Healthy and delicious salad , Angie ! Love this tasty combo !

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Emma @ Food, Fork and Good 12/11/12 11:17

I just bought a bag of Quinoa andI've been wondering what things I can make from it, this actually looks really nice, and I love beetroot, so I might just give this one a go!

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My Kitchen Stories. 12/11/12 11:31

looks colourful and fresh Angie, You ate well that day didnt you

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My Italian Smorgasbord 12/11/12 11:56

what an easy, yummy and healthy idea for a lunch or light dinner. just what I would love to have right now! bookmarked, thank you!

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Belinda @zomppa 12/11/12 12:03

This makes me want to go bask in the sun while enjoying good food and company!

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Kitcheninspirations 12/11/12 12:06

How delightful with the roasted beet root particularly since tomatoes are no longer in season. The quinoa is a wonderful satisfying addition. I'll be doing s similar salad this weekend for a dinner party.

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suhaina aji 12/11/12 12:07

Love the excellent presentation. Very healthy and i love quinoa. Nice one Angie.

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Vicki Bensinger 12/11/12 12:34

This is a brilliant idea and wonderful combination. I love beets with buffalo mozzarella. Combining it with quinoa is a nice healthy twist.

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Norma Chang 12/11/12 13:57

Love this idea very, very much and such lovely presentation.

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Nammi 12/11/12 17:45

yumm, beautiful looking dish. love the contrast of the white mozzarella to the dark purple beets

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twodogsinthekitchen 12/11/12 18:33

Another very lovely dish. The presentation is gorgeous. I bet the taste is as well!

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Susan 12/11/12 18:37

Your presentation is always flawless! I am adding this to our Thanksgiving table--where "veggies" take center stage sans the turkey:-D

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katherine Martinelli 12/11/12 18:41

This is so pretty! I love beets and this is a perfect fall/winter solution to caprese when tomatoes aren't their best.

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Kate@Diethood 12/11/12 18:45

Angie, this is a great idea!! Would love to have a bite!

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 12/11/12 20:35

You are so good at staging your photos! Beets are one of my husband's favorite foods, but I still haven't tried them. I really need to do that. :)

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Aicha Dalgic 12/11/12 21:21

Oh these are brilliant

and delicious and I think

the other half should be sent to me :)

you can also pass to my blog :)

oh yesss !! I love the quality of your pictures !

good night :) kisses from Belguim..

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RavieNomNoms 12/11/12 22:20

So colorful and tasty!!! Just fantastic!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 12/11/12 22:30

A feast for the eyes and palate, Angie! I am so happy I enjoy beets! If ever I am in a restaurant and a beet salad is on the menu I will order it. I love this version with the mozzarella and quinoa!

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mylittleitaliankitchen 12/11/12 22:41

Buonissimo! I love the presentation Angie. It is a great tasting and great looking dish.

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Bibi @ Veggie Runners 12/11/12 22:51

Did you know that beetroot is basically rocket fuel for athletes? I make a beetroot salad here - http://www.veggierunners.com/?p=1459 - but it's about 10,000 times less beautiful looking than yours, I'm afraid.

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OohLookBel 12/11/12 23:31

The arrangement of the beetroot and mozzarella slices is so pretty. I prefer beetroot to tomatoes, so this is something I'm going to try.

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mjskit 13/11/12 02:46

I really wished I liked beets because this is a gorgeous salad!!!

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Koko 13/11/12 02:58

Gorgeous presentation! Nothing like fresh beautiful mozzarella.....!

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Jasna Varcakovic 13/11/12 04:02

...looks wonderful; love every single ingredient!

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Veena Theagarajan 13/11/12 04:38

Looks great! My favourite grain and vegetable.. Good combination
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Debra Eliotseats 13/11/12 12:14

I definitely pinned this for when my beets are ready to pull. This sounds fabulicious! (And healthy!) We are becoming beet (and beet greens) lovers around here.

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Penny 13/11/12 15:21

I love beets after a rocky childhood start with them. Then they seemed nasty and slimy. Now they are beautiful and earthy. Love this colorful combination.

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Vidya 13/11/12 17:46

I love beetroots and this salad looks so refreshing and yumm.

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Tricia @ saving room for dessert 13/11/12 17:49

You know I love a good roasted beet - but combining with Mozzarella - brilliant. Love your "thought" of the day. Must share that one with my husband!

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Jenn Kendall 13/11/12 18:03

this is such a creative and delicious looking dish!! awesome job!

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Katerina 13/11/12 18:46

I so much prefer beetroots than tomatoes! Excellent idea!

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The Café Sucré Farine 13/11/12 18:51

Angie, this looks like a beautiful and unique lunch. I love everything about it!

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Fimère 13/11/12 20:23

superbe présentation ça doit être excellent
bonne soirée

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 13/11/12 21:55

I love how you've styled this Angie. Everything you touch becomes a work of art!

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Patty 13/11/12 23:13

Just perfect, my kind of colorful, healthy salad;-)

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sweetcarolinescooking.com 13/11/12 23:55

Gorgeous presentation, and what a great twist on the classic caprese salad. Love this, Angie! x

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the food dude 14/11/12 01:11

What a great salad, a healthy and complete meal in itself!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 14/11/12 02:01

Magazine worthy photos!! And I love roasted beets here, paired deliciously with mozzarella :)

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Elisabeth 14/11/12 02:16

Love beets, and this is such an unusual gorgeous, and healthy salad that I would love to make! Beautiful presentations, as well:)

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rita cooks italian 14/11/12 02:47

Dear Angie, I am a beetroot lover! I love the sweet beetroot combined with mayonnaise and rye bread. I like classic caprese, but I love this delicious alternative ...bufala and beetroot!

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Lizzy Do 14/11/12 02:55

Oh, my!!! I wish I had thought of this!!! What a fantastic salad....a twist on my favorite caprese! Perfect autumnal version :)

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Ilke 14/11/12 03:30

Now that tomato season is over, this is going to take its place. Bet goes well with bulgur too, instead of quinoa. I got carried over and bought too much bulgur at the Middle Eastern market, I keep making your bulgur bread :)
I love beets. I used to hate the jarred pickled ones but now that I started roasting it, I fell in love again.

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teresa 14/11/12 04:19

oh this is so pretty! what a delicious salad!

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Helene Dsouza 14/11/12 11:28

I am collecting quinoa recipes in the last days, so I have an excuse to buy it. Otherwise it will end up somewhere forgotten in the pantry. ^.^

Looks terrific, I miss quality mozzarella in my life.

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Gloria 14/11/12 15:41

Love this look amazing and love mozarella!!! nice pictures Angie!

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Spicie Foodie 14/11/12 17:54

My mouth is watering! I would have never thought to pair beets and mozzarella -what a great idea. Can't wait to try this:) Gorgeous photos Angie.

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Asmita 14/11/12 19:25

Hi Angie,
Your presentation is always so beautiful! What a gorgeous salad! I made a beet salad this week from Ina's latest book "Foolproof". But prefer the flavors and presentation for this one! This is a must do!

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 14/11/12 19:43

I am going for my 3rd try of making mozza tonight (2 fails so far). I successful I have to try this variant with beet, looks great.

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Geni 14/11/12 19:50

We need to have some added vegetarian offerings at our Thanksgiving table this year, and you can bet this will be on it! Thank you so much! It looks fabulous!

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Devaki 14/11/12 20:14

I love your food combinations Angie - mozz and beets sound great like a really grown up caprese and I would never have thought to serve this with couscous. Excellent!

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Suzi 14/11/12 21:52

What a beautiful salad, I love this idea and I love beets. Nice switch from tomatoes, Pretty.

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Juliana 15/11/12 01:22

Beautiful dish Angie...like the beetroot and this is sure nicely together with quinoa and fresh cheese.
Hope you are having a great week :)

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Munatycooking 15/11/12 04:46

Beautiful presentation! This salad looks elegant and can the star at any party.

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Words Of Deliciousness 15/11/12 05:36

I love the colors of this salad. Photos are great!

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Kim - Liv Life 15/11/12 06:36

I've been somewhat obsessed with quinoa lately... this is a must try!!!

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Joanne 15/11/12 13:26

I love this fall-inspired caprese!!

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kitchen flavours 15/11/12 15:52

A lovely plate of salad! I have never tried quinoa before! Would love to!

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Velva 15/11/12 17:11

Is that pretty or what> Love beets, love mozzarella too. Nice combination.

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nancy at good food matters 15/11/12 17:30

Beautiful---and the wintertime beets take the place of tomatoes very nicely.

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Gerry @Foodness Gracious 15/11/12 22:30

Just like a beet caprese, this is genius and one I'll be making in the future!! Great as always Angie..

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Rebecca Subbiah 15/11/12 22:43

this looks so good, and I am with everyone else amazing presentation

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Cass @foodmyfriend 16/11/12 01:25

This looks awesome Angie. I have been trying to make salads all week because I have had a cold and I'm trying to load up on vitamins. I have used a few of your salad ideas. Love them!

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Cake Duchess 16/11/12 03:08

I can't get enough of beets these days. Love your pairing it with mozzarella-something I haven't had and would like to try:)

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Beth 16/11/12 04:34

Roasted beets are delicious. What a healthy salad!

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The Squishy Monster 16/11/12 06:06

As hard as I try to eat beets because they're so good for me, I can't seem to incorporate them into my diet as often as I'd like--I love the idea of tossing it together with some mozz---beets, here I come! =)

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ulasan mobil 17/11/12 07:40

very nice salad. i think it is a portion of 2 people. it is so nice that the beetroot can be roasted.

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lena 17/11/12 16:04

so beautifully presented! how i wish you could share some with me! Ha!

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Kristen 17/11/12 18:14

I just adore beets . That salad sounds wonderful with the cheese and quinoa, too.

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EA-The Spicy RD 18/11/12 23:53

I absolutely love this salad! Great idea to combine roasted beets with buffalo mozzarella, plus love the addition of quinoa. So pretty too!

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Amy 19/11/12 10:01

What a beautiful dish. It would make the perfect side dish for entertaining and gathering.

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tigerfish 20/11/12 01:05

I like the contrast of the beets and mozzarella - the colors, textures, taste! Awesome combination.

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My Little Space 20/11/12 13:01

Your salad always look so colourful & scrumptious. Droooling here....
Kristy

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The Duo Dishes 20/11/12 17:43

The beets and mozzarella are great, great, great together! Love the color combination.

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Roz P. 21/11/12 00:23

Angie, you have taken one of my favorite veggies (beets) with creamy mozzarella and made such a creative salad! Just wonderful! I hope that you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Big hugs,
Roz

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MaryMoh 3/12/12 19:16

I have just started learning how to cook quinoa. It's actually so good to eat healthy. Love your beautiful combination with beetroot and mozzarella.

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