Quinoa is funny grain-like crop. It has a nutty texture and some bitterness prevails even you try to soak it or rinse it before cooking. Adding some dark sugar to salad dressings cuts down the bitter taste. Nice change from couscous. Small beetroots are sweet to marinade! They taste great raw just as well as cooked. Add beetroot slices last to the salad unless you fancy it being all purple pinkish. Nothing wrong with that either!
Rough recipe follows in image format~