Quinoa Avocado Asparagus Salad

quinoa salad

So I wanted to make something different for dinner/lunch this week that was also considered clean so hence this quinoa salad. Usually I like having a meat in my meals but I’m excited to see how full this keeps me… I will say it is delicious and super easy to make. Next time, I may add some feta cheese.

Ingredients:

Dressing:

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon of honey or agave nectar

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon basil

Salad:

2 cups water

1 cup quinoa

salt to taste

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 bunch of asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces

1 cup frozen peas

1 avocado, chopped

1 container of cherry tomatoes

Directions

  1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set in the refrigerator
  2. Add water, quinoa, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for about 5 minutes then turn and simmer for about 15 minutes or unit water is absorbed.
  3. While quinoa is cooking, cook the asparagus in a large skillet over olive oil. Once tender (about 5 minutes) add peas and cook an additional 3 – 5 minutes under peas are cooked.
  4. In large bowl mix together tomatoes, avocado, asparagus/pea mixture, quinoa and dressing. Stir well. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Salad can be served either cold or hot

 

1 1/2 cups per serving

Enjoy

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