Spring Quinoa Salad

Spring Quinoa Salad

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5 min 30 min 35 min 4
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Ingredients


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

Instructions


In a small bowl or medium jar, combine the dressing ingredients. Whisk to combine or shake with the jar lid on tight. Set aside.

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.

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. Stir in the peas and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 399
Calories from fat 176
Calories from saturated fat 24.3
Total Fat 19.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 385 mg
Potassium 745 mg
Total Carbohydrate 45 g
Dietary Fiber 9.8 g
Sugars 5.4 g
Protein 11.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.2
Grain 2.2
Meat Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 1.8

Energy sources


Pygal 45% 466.572654676 180.673871343 44% 303.665097857 238.278692388 11% 349.76447109 112.623575633 45% 44% 11% Carbohydrates Fat Protein
Recipe from: Two Peas & Their Pod
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