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Warm Spring Salad

Quinoa is a nutrient rich food that has recently been deemed one of the world’s healthiest foods.  It is anti-inflammatory and rich in anti-oxidants.  I offers our bodies manganese,  copper, phosphorus,  magnesium, fiber,  folate, and zinc.  

Enjoy this wonderful salad, while enjoying all of the benefits of quinoa….

Warm Spring Salad

Quinoa (1 cup, uncooked)
Extra virgin olive oil (½ tbsp, extra virgin olive oil)
Leek (1, sliced into rounds or half moons)
Garlic cloves (2 minced)
Asparagus (1 bunch, broken off and chopped into 1-inch pieces)
Strawberries (1 cup diced-optional)
Peas ( ¾ cup, fresh or frozen)
Parsley (1 cup, roughly chopped)
Extra virgin olive oil (2-3 tbsp, to taste)
Sea Salt to taste
Lemon zest for garnish

How to Prepare:
Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and place into a medium pot. Add 1.5 cups vegetable broth (or water) and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low-medium, cover with tight-fitting lid, and cook for 15-17 minutes, or until fluffy and all the water is absorbed. Fluff with fork, remove from heat, and let sit covered for 5 minutes. 
Meanwhile, grab a very large skillet or wok.  Sauté the leek and garlic in the oil for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Season generously with salt. Add in the asparagus and sauté for another 5-10 minutes or until the asparagus is just tender, but still a bit crisp. Stir in the strawberries (optional), peas, and parsley. Heat for a few minutes and then remove from heat.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients (olive oil, lemon juice and ¼ tsp fine grain sea salt) to taste.  Pour dressing onto skillet mixture and stir in the cooked quinoa. Season to taste with salt and enjoy! This would also be lovely with nuts or seeds sprinkled on top.