Asparagus & 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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Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/3 cup prepared zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 seedless navel orange, segmented
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 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 a large bowl, toss together quinoa mixture, dressing, honey, salt and pepper. Add in orange segments and red onion and stir until combined. Top with feta cheese.

    Recipe Tips

  • If you prefer, substitute 1 can (11oz) drained mandarin oranges for the navel orange in the recipe.

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 for lunch to school or work 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’re done! Simply cook the quinoa using orange juice instead of water, then add the veggies in the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain the quinoa and veggies and let cool. Once cooled, toss with the rest of the ingredients and top with feta cheese crumbles. This is a perfect, power-packed meal in just 15 minutes.

Add Protein

Turn this salad into a complete dinner by serving it along with some cooked chicken, shrimp or, for a vegetarian option, chickpeas. It’s also a great side with dishes like our savory meatballs.