Spring Quinoa Salad

16 35 372
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 30 min 4
Spring Quinoa Salad
Health Highlights
A great nutrient dense, healthy grain option!


1 clove(s) Garlic (mince, for dressing)
1 tsp Honey (or maple syrup, for dressing)
1 tbsp Basil, fresh (chopped, for dressing)
3 tbsp Lemon juice (for dressing)
2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin (for dressing)
1 pinch Salt and pepper (or to taste, for dressing)
1 cup Quinoa, uncooked
2 cup Water
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
15 medium spear(s) Asparagus (cut into 1-inch pieces)
3 tbsp Lemon juice
1 cup Frozen green peas
1 avocado(s) Avocado (chopped)
1 cup Basil, fresh (chopped)
1 dash Salt and pepper (or to taste)


  1. In a small bowl or medium jar, combine the garlic, honey, fresh basil, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Whisk to combine or shake with the jar lid on tight. Set aside.
  2. Add water, quinoa, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, cook the asparagus. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the asparagus and fresh lemon juice. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. 
  4. Stir the peas in with the asparagus and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, asparagus, peas, and avocado. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until well coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the fresh basil and serve.


Nutritional Highlights:

Asparagus is a great source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and E, and contains a good amount of folate.

Green Peas are high in insoluble fiber and may help lower cholesterol, they contain protein and are rich in iron.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 372
Calories from fat 178
Calories from saturated fat 25.6
Total Fat 19.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 391 mg
Potassium 735 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42 g
Dietary Fiber 9.6 g
Sugars 5.2 g
Protein 10.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 1.8

Energy sources


Meal Type(s)