Asparagus and Orange Quinoa Salad

Power through your day with this delightfully tangy salad made with energy-boosting Success® Tri-Color Quinoa, asparagus, and zesty orange

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Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • ⅓ cup prepared zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 seedless navel orange, segmented
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup finely crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  • Power through your day with this delightfully tangy salad loaded with energy-boosting quinoa, asparagus, and zesty orange wedges.

  • Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions, substituting orange juice for water; add asparagus and peas in the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain quinoa and veggies; let cool completely.

    Step 2

  • In large bowl, toss together quinoa mixture, dressing, honey, salt, and pepper. Stir in orange segments and red onion slices until well coated. Top with feta cheese.

    Recipe Tips

  • If desired, add cooked chicken, shrimp or chickpeas to the salad for a quick and easy dinner solution. Substitute 1 can (11oz) Mandarin oranges, sliced for navel orange

Keep it Fresh

When you’re running low on energy and short on time, try this quick, simple, and delicious Asparagus & Orange Quinoa Salad made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa. Take it to school or work for lunch and enjoy the irresistible combination of earthy quinoa, hearty greens, tangy orange wedges, and a zesty dressing that will help you power through that pesky midday slump.

When we say that this salad is quick and simple to make, we mean it. Two steps and you are done. Simply cook the rice using orange juice instead of water, and add the veggies in the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain the rice and veggies and let cool. Once cooled, toss with the rest of the ingredients and top with feta cheese crumbles. 1, 2, done! The perfect, power-packed meal in just 15 minutes.

Add Protein

Turn this salad into a tasty dinner by adding cooked chicken, shrimp, or chickpeas or as a side for savory meatballs for additional protein.