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Quinoa and Asparagus Salad

Low in fat and high in plant protein, this flavorful quinoa salad is great for both dinner and lunch! This salad gets better with time, so it is a perfect meal prep recipe!


Total: 20min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 10 min
Yields: 2-4 servings
Level: Easy


½ cup quinoa
1 cup cold water
½ lb asparagus, steamed
½ cup parsley, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
½ teaspoon black pepper


Rinse the quinoa under running water for at least 30 seconds. Place the quinoa in a saucepan and add 1 cup of cold water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, then decrease the heat a bit, cover the pan and simmer for 12 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Let it cool completely.

Place trimmed asparagus in a skillet add enough boiling water to cover it by about ½ inch. Simmer for 3 minutes. Drain the cooked asparagus and place in a large bowl of ice water. Take out and cut into 1 inch peaces.

Place the cooked asparagus, cooked quinoa, parsley, green onions, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Toss gently to combine. Serve with a lemon wedge and enjoy!

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