Spring Quinoa with Peas and Asparagus in a blue bowl.

Spring Quinoa with Peas & Roasted Asparagus

This Spring Quinoa with Peas & Roasted Asparagus recipe is light, refreshing, and perfect for any spring-inspired gathering.

5 from 2 votes
Spring Quinoa with Peas and Asparagus in a blue bowl.
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Spring Quinoa with Peas & Roasted Asparagus

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Hallie Klecker

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) plus 2 teaspoons (10 mL) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) honey
  • 1 garlic clove , minced or finely grated
  • 14-16 asparagus spears (about 1 small bunch), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup (170 g) quinoa
  • 2 cups (475 mL) water
  • 1 cup (150 g) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon (1.5 g) finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon (3.8 g) finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Crumbled feta or goat cheese , for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of olive oil with the lemon juice, honey, and garlic. Set the dressing aside.
  • Toss the asparagus with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Spread out on the baking sheet. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until tender and brown in spots.
  • While the asparagus roasts, combine the quinoa and water in a saucepan set over high heat. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the water has been absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the roasted asparagus, peas, dill, and parsley. Toss to combine. Add the dressing and toss again to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve topped with feta or goat cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Spring Quinoa with Peas & Roasted Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 464mg13%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 799IU16%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Asparagus Hallie Klecker Peas Quinoa
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