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

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  • 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

  1. ASPARAGUS and QUINOA
  2. Heat grill.
  3. Brush 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.
  4. Bring 8 cups of salted water to a boil. Add quinoa and cook until soft. Drain and rinse with cold water and drain again.
  5. Place 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.
  6. Place on plate and top with goat cheese, asparagus, whole nicoise olives, sliced tomato and parsley sprigs.
  7. BLACK OLIVE VINAIGRETTE
  8. Combine 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




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