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Quinoa with Dates, Asparagus and Orange Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa with Dates, Asparagus and Orange recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa with Dates, Asparagus and Orange using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kelleypankow

Makes 4 servings



Quinoa with Dates, Asparagus and Orange

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Dates, Asparagus and Orange

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup white onion
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 salt
1 cup fresh orange sections
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 minced red onion
5 dates
1/2 pound asparagus
1/2 jalapeño pepper, diced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with Dates, Asparagus and Orange

  1. 1. To prepare salad, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add white onion to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add quinoa to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Add 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Transfer quinoa mixture to a large bowl. Add orange and next 5 ingredients (through jalapeño); toss gently to combine.

  2. 2. To prepare dressing, combine juice and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with chopped mint. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired. Serve at room temperature.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 367.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
339
Calories from Fat
111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.3g
19%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
178mg
7%
Potassium
665mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
51.3g
17%
Dietary Fiber
8.2g
33%
Sugars
15.3g
Protein
9.5g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 9% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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