Grilled Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

Grilled Asparagus And Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Patrick Johnson

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@pwjohnso

I was looking for a unique summer side to pair with a smoked prime rib course and stumbled on this recipe. This was my first time to use quinoa but certainly not the last. Love the taste, texture and flexibilty.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

ASPARAGUS AND QUINOA

1 bunch
asparagus, trimmed
olive oil
salt and pepper
2 c
quinoa
8 oz
goat cheese, aged, shaved
1/4 c
parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
olive oil
6-8
nicoise olives, pitted
1
roma tomato, sliced
parsley sprigs for garnish

BLACK OLIVE VINAIGRETTE

1/4 c
aged sherry vinegar
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
chile de arbol
1/2 c
nicoise olives, pitted
1/2 c
olive oil

How to Make Grilled Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

Step-by-Step

  • 1ASPARAGUS and QUINOA
  • 2Heat grill.
  • 3Brush asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill on both sides until just cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and cut in half.
  • 4Bring 8 cups of salted water to a boil. Add quinoa and cook until soft. Drain and rinse with cold water and drain again.
  • 5Place the quinoa in a medium bowl and add red wine vinegar, olive oil, parsley and 1/4 cup of olive vinaigrette (recipe below). Stir to combine.
  • 6Place on plate and top with goat cheese, asparagus, whole nicoise olives, sliced tomato and parsley sprigs.
  • 7BLACK OLIVE VINAIGRETTE
  • 8Combine vinegar, mustard, chile powder, olives and olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth.

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About Grilled Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy