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light creamy goat cheese asparagus quinoa salad in a bowl

Light Creamy Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 2 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 27 mins
  • yield Yield: 4 1x
  • category Category: gluten free, side dishes, salad, vegetarian, kid friendly
  • method Method: oven + stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: american

Description

Healthy Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad – another tasty quinoa recipe to add to your menu! Hearty quinoa tossed with roasted asparagus, garlic and creamy goat cheese. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, bottom 2″ trimmed off
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup tri-color quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 2 oz. crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt to season

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add asparagus to a baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt over asparagus. Toss to coat the asparagus then lay them out in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into 1/2″ slices. Set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan add quinoa and water. Bring the water to a boil. Once boiling reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until liquid is evaporated. Once the quinoa is done, fluff with a fork.
  5. Add quinoa to a medium bowl along with chopped asparagus, pecans, goat cheese, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt to season. Toss everything together and serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 257 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg

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