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Spring quinoa salad in a serving bowl.
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Spring Quinoa Salad

This spring quinoa salad combines quinoa with roasted asparagus and radishes, fresh parsley and pistachios all tossed in a simple lemon dressing. It's fresh, flavorful and perfect for meal prep. Vegan + gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spring quinoa salad
Servings: 4 -6


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus trimmed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 bunch of radishes quartered
  • ¼ cup olive oil + 2 teaspoons
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • cup parsley leaves chopped
  • 5 scallions chopped
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios chopped


  • Set oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Follow the directions on the back of the package. Remove from heat and let cool. This step can be done ahead of time.
    Quinoa cooked in a pot.
  • In a medium bowl mix asparagus and radishes with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and spread in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Cook vegetables for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables have reached your desired texture. If your asparagus spears are really thin, they may need to be taken out of the oven a bit earlier than the radishes.
    Vegetables to be roasted on a sheet pan.
  • Once roasted, remove the veggies from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  • In a large salad bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, maple syrup, sea salt and red pepper flakes.
    Whisking together a dressing.
  • Add the asparagus, radishes, quinoa, parsley, scallions to the bowl with the dressing and toss well to combine.
    Mixing together salad ingredients.
  • Portion into bowls and top with pistachios. Enjoy!


Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g