Tricolor quinoa and grilled asparagus salad


This is the second salad we served during our special dinner and one of the best I’ve ever made. It’s a nice companion on any BBQ meat or you can even eat by itself as a snack or light dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 250g quinoa
  • one bunch asparagus
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 250g halved grape tomatoes
  • 250g sugar snap peas
  • 200g crumbled feta cheese
  • 2tbsp each fresh chopped basil and mint

In a saucepan, bring broth and garlic to a boil. Add quinoa, cover and reduce heat to low and cook for approx. 20 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff with fork into a large bowl and set aside. Meanwhile, toss asparagus with 1tbsp of olive oil. Place on greased grill over high heat turning occasionally, for about 6 minutes or until slightly charred and tender crisp. Remove to cutting board and chop in large pieces and then add quinoa. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over quinoa and stir well to coat. Add tomatoes, sugar snap peas, feta, basil and mint and stir to combine well.

Family dinner-2

Family dinner-2

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Sichuan style chicken


Nice flavor for this sauce. Definitely I will do this recipe again very soon as it’s easy and very fast to prepare it after a long day at work.

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/sichuan_style_chicken_with_peanuts.html