Roasted Golden Beet Carpaccio with Beets and Quinoa

Turn roasted beets into a delightful meal by whipping up this stunning “carpaccio” with quinoa topping – this delicious salad is a feast for the senses!

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Roasted Golden Beet Carpaccio with Beets and Quinoa

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 3 golden beets, roasted, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp capers, fried


  • Add vibrant color and flavor to your table on any occasion with this plate of roasted beets topped with leafy arugula, a simple, zesty dressing and protein-packed Success® Tri-Color Quinoa.

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile, arrange sliced beets on a serving platter.

    Step 2

  • Toss cooked quinoa with oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper (set lemon zest aside for garnish). Allow to cool slightly. Add arugula and red onion; toss well.

    Step 3

  • Spoon quinoa mixture over top of beets. Garnish with lemon zest and capers.

    Recipe Tips

    To roast beets, preheat oven to 425°F. Drizzle beets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Wrap each beet individually in a double layer of foil, folding and crimping edges to seal package. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until fork-tender.

    For a more colorful presentation, try mixing the golden beets with red beets and chioggia beets in this recipe.

The Beauty of Beets

Loaded with benefits, beets are impressive vegetables that are packed with essential nutrients! Though they often get a bad reputation for their bold flavor and vivid color, they can make a wonderful addition to a variety of meals. Get to know beets a little better by trying them in new, delicious ways. Make this recipe, our Golden Beet and Rice Burger Sliders, or a bowl of Creamy Golden Beet Hummus with Toasted Quinoa and treat your tastebuds to something new!

In this deliciously simple recipe, the mild sweetness of roasted golden beets is complemented by leafy green arugula, sharp red onion and capers. Then, we add Success® Tri-Color Quinoa to balance everything out. While this dish is naturally vegan, If desired, add on goat cheese and roasted nuts for even more flavor and texture.

Originally made with thin slices of meat, this beet “carpaccio” is a great, meat-free appetizer or side dish!

Homemade Dressing

Everything in this dish is tied together perfectly with a simple, homemade dressing of oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper. With just 4 pantry staples, you can make something incredible in very little time!

Prepare a double batch of dressing and enjoy it with other salads throughout the week, like this Greek Beet and Watermelon Rice Salad. Or, add other ingredients like Dijon mustard and honey and drizzle it over another green salad, like this Quinoa Salad with Apricots and Snap Peas. Looking for some new dinner ideas? Take a look at our: simple rice recipes.