Tomato and Asparagus Quinoa Salad

quinoa3I wanted to make a light and refreshing lunch before the football game, and use up more of the tomatoes coming out of the garden. This warm salad really hit the spot with the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes and salt from the feta.

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Ingredients:
1 cup of dried quinoa cooked to package directions
2 cups of asparagus, cut into larger pieces (1/2 a bunch)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
1/4 cup feta cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon pepper

quinoa2Cook the quinoa to package directions and when it’s done place in a large bowl. While that’s finishing up, cook the asparagus pieces for about 4-5 minutes over medium heat with just a touch of olive oil. Just enough to cook it while keeping it crisp. Add the olive oil to the quinoa and give it a couple stirs to mix it together. Then add the asparagus, tomatoes, feta, and pepper and mix well. This is fantastic excellent warm or cold. Will make enough for 3-4 for lunch.

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4 thoughts on “Tomato and Asparagus Quinoa Salad

  1. Rae 2013/09/16 / 3:24 pm

    I have made similar, but not with asparagus. That sounds delicious and a different way to cook with asparagus.

  2. Sophie33 2013/09/17 / 9:42 am

    This is the sort of dish that I eat often! Yummmmmm! X

  3. Abby's Kitchen 2013/09/17 / 8:27 pm

    I can’t eat dairy, but I love the use of asparagus and cherry tomatoes with the quinoa. I’m going to try it with nutritional yeast. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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