Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

A healthy salad made with quinoa, asparagus, apricots and capsicums This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

Main Ingredients Asparagus, Quinoa
Cuisine Fusion
Course Salads
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

  • 8-10 Asparagus , blanched
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 large Spring onion bulbs
  • 4-5 Golden apricots
  • 1 Lemon
  • ½ medium Red capsicum
  • 1 small Green capsicum , chopped
  • to taste Black peppercorns Freshly crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Heat 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan, add quinoa and salt, cover and cook.
  2. Roughly chop spring onion bulbs. Chop apricots. Halve the lemon and remove seeds.
  3. Keep the asparagus tips for garnish and chop the stalks. Cut the red capsicum into small cubes.
  4. Put spring onions, asparagus, red capsicum, green capsicum and apricots in a bowl. Add crushed black peppercorns and lemon juice and mix well. Add extra virgin olive oil and salt and mix well.
  5. When the quinoa is done, switch the heat off, keep the pan covered and let it rest for some time. Then add it to the vegetables in the bowl and mix well.
  6. Put the salad into martini glasses, garnish with reserved asparagus tips and serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories 795
Carbohydrates 118.4
Protein 26.7
Fat 24.4
Other Fiber 18.7