Recipe: Hemp Hearts, Quinoa, and Beets Salad

Get a healthful dose of greens and harness the power of omega-3-rich hemp with this hearty, seasonal main-dish salad.

For quick prep, you can make the pickled beets ahead of time. Just know, the earlier you make them, the more “pickled” they become.

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Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts




  • 1 lb. golden beets, trimmed (about 2 large)
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  • 1 pkg. super greens mix or baby kale (5 oz.), such as Organic Girl
  • 2 cups cooked red quinoa
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and bias-sliced
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped roasted and shelled pistachios
  • 3 Tbs. hemp hearts


  • 2/3 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. culinary-grade matcha
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. To make beets: Preheat oven to 400°F. Drizzle beets with oil, then wrap each in foil, and roast until fork-tender, about 45 minutes. Let beets cool slightly, then remove foil and rub off skins. Cut beets into 1/4-inch pieces. Whisk together vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Stir in beets, cover, and chill at least 1 hour.
  2. To make salad: Toss together greens, quinoa, blueberries, scallions, basil, pistachios, and hemp hearts. Drain beets, and add to salad.
  3. To make dressing: Whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, oil, matcha, garlic, and honey; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 550
  • Carbohydrate Content: 59 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 5 mg
  • Fat Content: 29 g
  • Fiber Content: 13 g
  • Protein Content: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 390 mg
  • Sugar Content: 26 g