Quinoa and Roasted Beets

This is a delicious and simple oven dish the incorporates the delectable taste of raw beets and the filling texture of quinoa. One recommended option is to add vegan goat cheese to the dish (if you can find it).
  • Preparation Time: 45 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


Servings: 4
  • 750 g
    raw red or yellow beets slices into 12 pieces
  • 2
    onions sliced into 8 pieces
  • 3 tbsp
    fresh oregano roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp
  • 3 tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 275 g
  • 200 g
    vegan goat cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 225°C. Place the beetroot and onion slices upright in a roasting tin and sprinkle half of the oregano, salt and black pepper over them. Drizzle the oil and balsamic vinegar on top of everything.
  2. Roast the beets and onion slices in a hot oven for 25-30 minutes. Turn over occasionally.
  3. While the tin is roasting, prepare the quinoa according to the instructions on the packaging. After about 15 minutes, place the vegan goat cheese slices (if you have any) between the beets and let them roast alongside the tin until golden brown.
  4. Done! Serve the quinoa in wide bowls and pour the oven-roasted mix on top. Garnish with the rest of the fresh oregano.


Tip: Instead of raw beets you can use cooked red beets. These are much juicier so it will make the final dish have less of that roasted look.


Courses: World Meals
Difficulty: Level 2 (average)
Cooking time: 30-45 minutes
Number ingredients: 5-10 ingredients
Taste: Savory
Preparation method: Oven
Type of dish: Rice dish
Others: Child Friendly
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge