Grilled Zucchini, Corn, and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing

Grilled Zucchini, Corn, and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing | #vegetarian #recipe #healthy #paleo

Hididilydeeee! How was your weekendeee? <- It’s Mondee, don’t panic.

I spent the majority of the weekend outside, lazying around at the lake, taking walks and jogs, and grilling all the foods.

I learned the value of patience as it pertains to floods of tourists.

I learned the meaning of perseverance while watching a little bitty ant move a pebble that was 3-4 times his size along the beach, taking running starts then pulling and kicking his little ant legs as fast as he could, putting my work ethic to shame.  And I posted a video of it on Instagram. Because I am, in fact, Bill Nye the Science Guy. Moving right along.

I reacquainted my face with the value of beer and Mexican food after a long, relaxing day in the sun.

Grilled Zucchini, Corn, and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing | #vegetarian #recipe #healthy #paleo

Zucchini and corn season has returned! What ever are we to do?

Lettus grill them! <- Get it? Lettuce? I’m a riot on Mondays.

…and while we’re at it, lettus grill up some beets and cook up some quinoa and make a whole thing of it!

I know what you’re thinking: grilled beets? What a mind blow. Lemme ‘splain:

Recently, Love Beets and I put our heads together to bring you six beet-infused recipes for grilling season. In case you’re unfamiliar with Love Beets, they sell packaged organic cooked beets, which are available in the produce section of your grocery store. Boom! Beets year-round! Since the beets are already cooked, they only take a split second on the grill to get nice and charred with flavor.

Grilled Zucchini, Corn, and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing | #vegetarian #recipe #healthy #paleo

I used my steezy grill to whip out this super fresh grilled vegetable quinoa salad. I tossed it all together in a zesty lime dressing and served it up with cotija cheese. Feta or goat cheese would be amazing on this dang thing, too! It’s a healthful and shareable salad, perfect for your summer gatherings and suuuuper quick and easy to make.

Head over to Love Beets to get the recipe for my Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad


Love Beets is giving you a chance to win a purple Weber® Q® 1200™ Grill, which is the exact same grill I use at home. All you do to enter is VOTE HERE for one of the following recipes:

Grilled Peaches & Beets with Honey-Lemon Ricotta

Grilled Peaches and Beets with Honey-Lemon Ricotta

Grilled Romaine Panzanella Salad

Grilled Romaine Panzanella Salad with Beets

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabobs

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabobs

Grilled Salmon with Beet and Cherry Chutney

Grilled Salmon with Beet and Cherry Chutney

Grilled Beet Sliders with Guacamole and Mango Salsa 

Grilled Beet Sliders with Guacamole and Mango Salsa

That’s all for now, folks. Remember to vote, and have yourselves a wonderful Monday!

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  1. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    I swear, if anyone knows how to make beets look sexy, it’s you! I love this combo and I may have seen it before and got ridiculously excited. 😉

    And I’m so jealous of your lake time. Gah, I want that so bad right now! I’m coming to visit you soon, mark my words. I need to see that video too. That ant sounds like an awesome little dude! Whenever I feel overwhelmed I always remind myself to work like an ant. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish by taking little steps each day. 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      Come on over, sister! You could even bring your laptop and we could do a work-play-in-Tahoe situation! It would just make my heart swell!!

  2. Nora (A Clean Bake)

    Hooray for summer produce and for beets too!! This recipe sounds amazing and I am totally looking forward to trying all of the Love Beets recipes, especially the salmon!

  3. Joanne

    Giiiiiiirrrlll you make beets look GOOD. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them paired with corn and zucchini before, but I love that they’re joining in the summer produce celebration!

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  6. Veronixa

    This is easily one of the best sides I have ever made/eaten! The flavor combo is phenomenal! This will become a summer time favorite

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