Roasted Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
  • 1 1/2cups water
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1cup quinoa
  • 1bunch asparagus, trimmed (about 1 pound)
  • 2tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4cup fresh basil leaves, stacked, rolled, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/4cup chopped kalamata olives, or 2 tablespoons capersrinsed and drained
  • 10small grape tomatoes, halved
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Meanwhile, wash quinoa well, using three changes of water. Drain in a fine-mesh sieve. Stir into boiling water. Return to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed, 15-20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400˚. Cut asparagus into 2-inch segments. Place on a roasting pan and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and coarse black pepper. Roast for 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness), stirring once, until just tender.
  3. Stir in lemon juice and remaining olive oil into quinoa. Add roasted asparagus, feta cheese, basil, and olives or capers, and toss gently to mix. Scatter tomatoes on top. Serve warm or chilled.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 289mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 8g 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 206 cal, 9g fat (4g mono, 3g poly, 3g sat), 11mg chol, 8g protein, 24g carb, 4g fiber, 289mg sodium