Spring Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Tomatoes & Feta
 
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This simple quinoa salad is super fresh tasting and bursting with flavor! Delicious warm or room temperature. Equally perfect with an every day meal or as part of a holiday table!
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Recipe type: Salad, Side Dish, Spring
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cups asparagus, cut 1 - 1½ inch pieces (about 1 bunch)
  • 1- 1½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil for roasting
  • 1 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • ½ cup feta, or more to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup fresh parsley or to taste
Instructions
Make Quinoa
  1. Rinse quinoa
  2. In a medium saucepan, add quinoa and 2 cups of water.
  3. Bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside.
Roast Asparagus and Tomatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. On one baking sheet place the asparagus and generously toss with approximately 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt or more to taste. Spread asparagus pieces out so they are not touching and then, roast 15-20 minutes, checking at 15 as time may vary depending on the size of your asparagus. Set aside.
  3. On the second baking sheet place halved tomatoes. Generously toss with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt or to taste. Spread out across baking sheet so tomatoes aren't touching and bake for 10 -15 minutes or until, tomatoes tender and blistering. Set aside.
Assemble
  1. In a large bowl, toss cooked quinoa and roasted asparagus and tomatoes. Add in feta and parsley and 3 tablespoons lemon juice and gently toss combine. Taste and add last tablespoon lemon juice as desired.
  2. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by healthyGFfamily.com at https://www.healthygffamily.com/recipe/spring-quinoa-salad-with-asparagus-tomatoes-feta/