Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

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Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 6
Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
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1 1/2 cup Organic Quinoa (rinsed)
3 cup Water, filtered (for cooking quinoa)
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 cup Asparagus (THRIVE Asparagus - Freeze Dried)
1/2 cup Onion, freeze dried, chopped (THRIVE Chopped Onions - Freeze Dried)
1/2 cup Green peas, raw (THRIVE Green Peas - Freeze Dried)
1 1/2 cup Water
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup Lemon juice
1/3 cup Rice vinegar
1/4 cup Cane sugar
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Garlic (minced)
1 tbsp, leaves Basil, dried (THRIVE Freeze Dried Basil)
1 tbsp Parsley, dried (THRIVE Freeze Dried Parsley)
1 1/2 cup THRIVE Freeze Dried Tomato Dices
1/2 tbp THRIVE Chef's Choice
1 tbsp THRIVE Salad Seasoning Blend


1. Cook quinoa by boiling 3 cups water with ½ teaspoon salt and adding quinoa, then simmering covered for 15–18 minutes or until tender. Rinse under cold water to cool, then drain and refrigerate.

2. Combine asparagus, onions an peas with water and allow to soak.

3. In a bowl whisk mustard, lemon juice, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt together until frothy. Drizzle in olive oil to form an emulsion.

4. Add dressing to vegetables and mix in garlic, basil, parsley, freeze dried tomato, chef's choice, and salad seasoning blend.

5. Add quinoa and toss to coat evenly. Serve chilled.


Featured in the July 2013 Thrive It Up broadcast.


Serving Size: 1 (65g)
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113
Calories from fat74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.215 g13%
Saturated Fat 0 g 5%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 2.58 mg0%
Carbohydrate 8.33 g3%
Dietary Fiber 1.69 g7%
Sugars 1.62 g
Protein 1.95 g4%
Vitamin A 3.25%Vitamin C 16.48%
Calcium 1.5%Iron 4.8%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients and may not be accurate. Amount is based on available data from the USDA nutritional information database.
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Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 451
Calories from fat 197
Calories from saturated fat 26.7
Total Fat 21.9 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 678 mg
Potassium 499 mg
Total Carbohydrate 56 g
Dietary Fiber 6.9 g
Sugars 12.7 g
Protein 11.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.6
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 0.9

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