Tomato, Asparagus & Quinoa Salad

by Kristianne Hannemann of My San Francisco Kitchen

There’s so much to love about quinoa. It has all the essential amino acids (so your body will love you for feeding it this super food) and it’s easy to prepare it in big batches. Make this recipe today so you have lunch for the rest of the week — plus, this makes great use of your Garden Tomato Crunchies (or whatever almonds you happen to have on hand)!

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Serves: 8
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white quinoa
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup NatureBox Garden Tomato Crunchies
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup light feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Cook the quinoa: Add 4 cups of water to a pot and bring to a boil. Add quinoa and cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer until almost all the water has evaporated, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with fork and set aside.

2. Bring a large pot of salt water to boil. Add asparagus and let blanch until slightly tender, about 3-5 minutes. Strain and slice asparagus into bite-sized pieces.

3. Add Garden Tomato Crunchies, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and olive oil to the cooked quinoa and toss together. Add pepper to taste.

Want more quinoa? Check out our archives for recipes using this superfood.

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Kristianne is the founder of My San Francisco Kitchen, where she shares everyday recipes that focus on cooking/baking from scratch.