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Rustic Garden Harvest Salad: Quinoa, Beets, Kale, and Fried Egg Medley

  • Author: carmeninthegarden


Savor spring’s freshness with this vibrant Garden-Fresh Harvest Quinoa Salad, featuring beets, kale, carrots, anchovies, herbs, and a fried egg!


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped
  • 3 medium beets, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the fried egg:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg per salad serving
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450Β°F (200Β°C). Place the cubed beets on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until tender and slightly caramelized. Allow them to cool slightly.
  2. Rinse quinoa under cold water and drain. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and let it cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped kale, roasted beets, cooled quinoa, chopped anchovies, fresh dill, and fresh cilantro.
  4. Prepare the dressing by whisking together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey or maple syrup, minced shallot, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  5. To prepare the fried egg, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Crack an egg into the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes until the edges are crispy, and the egg white is cooked through but the yolk remains slightly runny. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  6. To serve, divide the salad among plates or bowls, and top each serving with a fried egg. Enjoy!