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Quinoa, Artichoke and Cashew Salad
This recipe is so yummy!!
Quinoa, Asparagus and Cashew Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
For vinaigrette: Whisk together zest and juice of 1 LEMON, 1 tbsp of RED WINE VINEGAR, 1 tsp DIJON MUSTARD, 1 tsp MAPLE SYRUP, ¼ tsp fine SEA SALT and ¼ tsp PEPPER. Slowly add ¼ cup EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, whisking until mixed well.
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Place a large bowl of ice water next to the stovetop. Cook the 1 lb. of ASPARAGUS, ends trimmed, tips intact and spears cut into 1-inch pieces, 2-4 minutes or just until crisp-tender. With a slotted spoon, transfer to the ice water. When cool to the touch, drain well and spread on a towel to absorb any remaining water.
Combine asparagus and 3 cups cooked WHITE QUINOA in a large bowl. Toss with enough of the VINAIGRETTE to coat all of the ingredients, about a ¼ cup. Add 1/3 cup of toasted CASHEWS OR HAZELNUTS, coarsely chopped, 1/3 cup thinly sliced SCALLIONS, and ¼ tsp of salt and pepper. Toss again. Serve room temperature or cold. Serves 4-6
*** My version…I didn’t have a lemon, but I had lemon juice, so I used that. I also didn’t have rice wine vinegar, but I used white wine vinegar. I love it served cold, and amazingly enough, it tastes even better the 2nd day!!