Turn Up The Beet

By Gina Caputo

Turn Up The Beet

Beets are super nutritious and add an earthy bite to any dish, as if to remind you to stay grounded in the Fall. I don't just eat for taste, I eat for the energy!

Beets are high in vitamins and minerals, are thought to support athletic performance, are high in fiber and may support brain health! I try to think of all the Ayurvedic flavors when I make a One Bowl Wonder and this one delivers!


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 package beets, diced (I like LOVE Beets)
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed thoroughly
  • 3 cups of baby super greens, arugula, baby spinach
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, diced
  • 8 dried, pitted dates, chopped
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Feta cheese or homemade vegan feta cheese
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper


  1. Prepare the quinoa in a rice cooker or according to package instructions
  2. Dice the beets (if you’re making your own, either boil or steam them and be sure to peel them before dicing)
  3. Rinse garbanzo beans under warm water
  4. Dice your Honeycrisp apple (or whichever apple you love best)
  5. Prepare your balsamic vinaigrette or have your favorite one handy
  6. Dice your feta cheese or homemade vegan feta
  7. Chop your walnuts and dates
  8. Combine quinoa, beets, beans, greens and apple in a large salad bowl.
  9. Toss with dressing to your liking
  10. Top with feta or homemade vegan feta cheese
  11. Top with chopped walnuts and chopped dates

Yay Fall!