How to make Asparagus and Quinoa Salad -

A healthy salad made with quinoa, asparagus, apricots and capsicums

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Asparagus (ऐस्परैगस / शतावरी), Quinoa

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Salads

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Asparagus and Quinoa Salad

Asparagus and Quinoa Salad Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Asparagus and Quinoa Salad Recipe

  • Asparagus , blanched 8-10

  • Quinoa 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Spring onion bulbs 2 large

  • Golden apricots 4-5

  • Lemon 1

  • Red capsicum ½ medium

  • Green capsicum , chopped 1 small

  • Black peppercorns Freshly crushed to taste

  • Extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan, add quinoa and salt, cover and cook.

Step 2

Roughly chop spring onion bulbs. Chop apricots. Halve the lemon and remove seeds.

Step 3

Keep the asparagus tips for garnish and chop the stalks. Cut the red capsicum into small cubes.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 6

Put the salad into martini glasses, garnish with reserved asparagus tips and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.