Quinoa Asparagus and Feta Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quinoa Asparagus and Feta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Quinoa Asparagus and Feta Salad

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"A perfect spring, summer, or anytime salad. Loaded with protein and fiber, but so delicious you would never guess how healthy it is! If you are making the salad ahead of time, add the dressing just before serving to keep the asparagus an attractive bright green. Leftovers keep well for a couple of days."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Pour water into a saucepan and bring to a boil; add quinoa and salt, stir, cover saucepan with a lid, and reduce heat to low. Simmer mixture until quinoa is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat, let quinoa rest for 5 minutes, and transfer quinoa to a bowl to cool.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook uncovered until tender but still crisp, 2 to 3 minutes; drain in a colander and immediately immerse asparagus in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Drain.
  3. Stir asparagus, feta cheese, almonds, green onions, parsley, thyme, and lemon zest into quinoa.
  4. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, honey, garlic, Dijon mustard, and black pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and stir gently to combine.
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Jul 23, 2014

I used gluten free quinoa and goat cheese( is find feta very salty) These are the only changes i made. I had this salad with a baked chicken breast and it was wonderful, it is a very tasty salad that i will make again. Thank you anninlondon for this truly lovely salad..

 
Jan 23, 2015

I made this for my quinoa loving daughter and she was so pleasantly surprised when she tasted it. I think she was expecting my usual quinoa salad…she had no idea she was in for a lovely dressing with what she described as an added sweetness…the asparagus and feta paired so nicely with the dressing…I wish we could have included the crunch from the toasted almonds but due to allergy had to omit. This is a definite keeper for us… Thanks anninlondon.

 

6 Ratings

Jul 22, 2014

I really enjoyed this! Followed the recipe as written. Served with a balsamic grilled chicken and it was a good match. When I make this again (and I will) I will add a little garlic and decrease the lemon juice a bit - just personal preference. Might serve this over wilted spinach next time. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

 
Mar 29, 2015

didn't change anything - GREAT recipe!!!

 
Aug 27, 2014

I really liked this as a basic recipe! I added red and yellow cherry tomatoes, used lime instead of lemon and didn't use the mustard or EVOO but it still turned out AMAZING! Light, healthy and a perfect side dish to our favorite grilled chicken recipe! Thanks!

 
Apr 01, 2015

I was tempted to tweak this recipe, but so glad I didn't! Really nice balance of flavors; will make again and not change a thing!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 346 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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