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Colorful Spring Salad Recipe

Colorful Spring Salad Recipe

Snow peas, asparagus, watercress, strawberries, beets – these are some of the most nutritious spring vegetables and fruits that must be on your menu, thanks to their delicious taste and amazing health benefits. If you are looking for fresh spring recipe ideas, this Warm Spring Salad recipe will certainly satisfy your taste buds.

Warm Spring Salad Recipe

This flavorful and crunchy salad is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free.

Ingredients:

  • Uncooked quinoa – 1 cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil – ½ tbsp
  • Leek – 1, sliced into round pieces
  • Asparagus – 1 bunch, edges chopped into small pieces
  • Strawberries – 1 cup, diced
  • Garlic cloves – 2, minced
  • Peas – 3/4 cup
  • Fresh parsley – 1 cup, freshly chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Water or vegetable broth – 1.5 cups

For dressing:

  • Extra virgin olive oil – 2-3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 3 tbsp
  • Maple syrup – ½ tbsp
  • Lemon zest – Optional

Method:

  • Rinse quinoa thoroughly, strain, and place it into a medium-sized pan. Add water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the flame and cover the pan to let the quinoa cool for about 15-minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  • Turn off the gas and leave the pan covered for 5 minutes.
  • Take some olive oil in a large wok and sauté the leek and garlic over medium heat. After about 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the asparagus and wait about 10 minutes until it’s tender.
  • Add the peas, parsley, and strawberries to the wok, mix lightly and heat for a few minutes before removing from heat.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients and add some sea salt for taste. You can use a sweetener of your choice if you don’t have maple syrup.
  • Stir in the dressing into the wok, followed by quinoa.
  • Transfer to a plate and garnish with lemon zest and nuts before serving.

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