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Mediterranean Quinoa with red beets

With its awesomely vibrant color and equally bold flavor, this Mediterranean Quinoa dish makes an impressive vegetarian dinner and could even earn a spot on a holiday table.

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Prepare the quinoa according to the directions on the box, but as a frame of reference, it takes about 15 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the water is absorbed and the quinoa appear to have little tails.


Cook quinoa in salted water in a large nonstick skillet according to package directions; transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Sauté beets and scallion whites in oil in the same skillet over medium-high until beets are fork-tender, 10 minutes.

Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in quinoa, scallion greens, lemon juice, parsley, walnuts, and zest; season with salt, pepper, and vinegar.

Top quinoa with feta.

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Tags: Easy, Quick, Vegetarian, Make Ahead

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