This is a nutritious salad, packed with quinoa's protein and iron.
Place beets in a small saucepan with 4 cups cold water and the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, and simmer for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into beets goes in easily. Remove beets with a slottedspoon and cool; save 1 cup of cooking water. Peel cooled beets; cut into 1/4-inch dice.
Return reserved cooking water to saucepan and add quinoa. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 13 to 15 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover and let cool completely.
Combine beets and quinoa with all remaining ingredients except cucumber slices and endive leaves in a small mixing bowl. Arrange on a platter and garnish with chives, cucumber slices, and endive leaves. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Quinoa takes about 15 minutes to cook.