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Quinoa Salad With Avocado, Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes

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Quinoa Salad With Avocado, Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients for this Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup asparagus cut into few inch pieces
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey or agave
  • 1/2 Juice of lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 2 shallots
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes

Instructions:

  1. Rinse quinoa under cold running water for a minute or two to get rid of the bitter aftertaste.
  2. Transfer to a pot or rice cooker, add 2 cups of water, salt, cover and bring to a boil. Lower down the heat and cook 15 min or until water is absorbed.
  3. In another pot bring water to a boil, add asparagus and simmer 5-8 min or until soft.
  4. When ready cool down the quinoa and asparagus. Meanwhile chop all the veggie ingredients.
  5. Prepare the dressing by simply mixing all of its ingredients in a bowl.
  6. In a bowl combine quinoa, avocado, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes and shallots. Pour the dressing and mix until all is combined.

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