Asparagus Quinoa Salad

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Asparagus Quinoa Salad

Lifeforce Foodie
Asparagus is in season and I love it raw or cooked. Combined with Red Quinoa for nutritious benefits and color.
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup Organic Red Quinoa
  • 1/2 Organic Telegraph Cucumber
  • 1 Organic Carrot
  • 8-10 Stems Organic Asparagus
  • Handful Organic Pumpkin Seeds

Dressing

  • 1-2 Tbsp Organic Cold Pressed Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Organic Horseradish/Mustard Sauce
  • few drops Plasmatic Ionic Essential Minerals Optional, but recommended
  • Juice 1 Organic Orange
  • Zest Of the Orange
  • Shake Himalayan Salt

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and cook the Red Quinoa first for 7 minutes. Take off heat then let rest for another 2 minutes, then drain to cool.
  • Dice cucumber, carrot or any other salad ingredients you would like to add.
  • Optional for the pumpkin seeds to add in lightly pan fried or raw. Pan fried does give the pumpkins seeds a nice flavor and crunch to the salad.
  • Chop asparagus into 4 and lightly panfry, then let cool.
  • To a bowl add in drained quinoa, cucumber, carrot, etc. Add pumpkins seeds leaving a few behind to dress on top, as with the apsaragus.
  • Drizzle in dressing and combine thoroughly. Dress the salad with remaining pumpkin seeds and asparagus.

Notes

Quinoa is a great source of protein, fibre, minerals, vitamins. The red variety is higher in the antioxidant properties than the other varites.  It is gluten-free and has a subtle nutty flavor.
Asparagus,  When is season is a great food for many dishes, raw or cooked. High in nuttrients, folic acid, potassium, Vitamins A, B6, C.  (actually comes from the lily family! Who would have known. ) Low in Calories too!
Keyword Asparagus, Nutrtientrich, Organic, Quinoa
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