Asparagus Salad Recipe

1 October 2018

Try out this delicious organic asparagus Spring Salad Recipe!

Salad recipes can be a little daunting these days. One minute, I'm Googling ‘Simple Summer Salad’, the next, I’m on the phone to my nearest Commonsense store to ask if they stock gluten-free lettuce while simultaneously putting a jar of soaking cashews into my fridge and postponing my salad for 24 hrs until they are ready to be turned into some sort of nut jus.

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Salads should never be that difficult, so here’s some inspiration for an incredibly simple, flavourful Spring salad, incorporating our latest in-season star – Asparagus.

Ingredients:

100g Red Quinoa

2 x Portobello/field mushrooms

1 bunch organic asparagus

100g Commonsense Organic Salad Mix

½ organic carrot

¼ organic red onion

¼ packet Feta (we stock Goats, Sheep and vegan feta)

¼ packet of Alamir Bakery Pita Chips (we used Garlic and Coriander flavour)

Olive oil, Apple Cider Vinegar (or your favourite salad dressing).

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 Method:

  1. Rinse the quinoa well under cold water.
  2. Tip it into a pan on medium heat and add double the amount of cold water (200ml) and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil.
  3. Reduce to a simmer until tender and the liquid is absorbed (10-15mins).
  4. As the quinoa cooks, slice mushrooms and fry with asparagus, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper for about 10minutes.
  5. While they cook, add salad mix, stripped carrot (we used a peeler to get long, thin strips of carrot), sliced red onion and cubed feta to a large salad bowl.
  6. When the quinoa is fluffy and the mushrooms and asparagus are ready, simply mix all ingredients together and serve with a drizzle of olive oil, a dash of apple cider vinegar and a flourish of pita chips!

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