Quinoa Salad Recipe with Asparagus and Strawberries with Balsamico

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Today I’ll show you my quinoa salad recipe.

At the moment asparagus and strawberries fit perfectly into the salad.

Depending on the market offer and season, you can use other vegetables for the salad.

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1. Recipe Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Strawberries and Balsamico

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 430
Total Time 35 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple guide to prepare quinoa salad.

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Quinoa Salad Ingredients

200 g quinoa
400 ml Vegetable broth
200 g strawberries (I like to use local strawberries!)
1 bunch green asparagus
Pepper (I like to use pepper black or green)
brown sugar
lemon juice
oliv oil
1/4 bunch mint (fresh mint)

Ingredients Orange Juice Curry Dressing

1 pc Orange
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3 pinch agave syrup
3 pinch Pepper
1/2 tsp curry (I like to use Madras Curry)
4 pinch Sugar (I also like to use 1 teaspoon honey)
50-80 ml oliv oil

Ingredients for Balsamico Reduction

150 ml balsamico (I use a matured balsamic vinegar 10 years old.)
2 pinch Salt (Test the guide value according to the balsamic vinegar!)
3 pinch Pepper


Quinoa salad ingredients asparagus, strawberries on a kitchen board.
Ingredients for the quinoa salad.

Provide ingredients

Prepare the ingredients for preparation:

Wash the strawberries briefly and dry them.

Now wash the green asparagus and peel them on the underside, and make the remaining ingredients ready to hand as indicated above.

Wash the quinoa on a sieve
Wash the quinoa on a sieve under warm running water.

Wash quinoa

Wash the quinoa on a sieve under warm running water.

Boil the quinoa in salted water.
Cooking quinoa

Quinoa cooking

Add double the amount of water to the quinoa, season with salt, bring to the boil and let it swell over a moderate heat.

Then drain the quinoa and place in a bowl.

Founder asparagus while cooking in the pot.
Step picture Peel the asparagus and cook the asparagus.

Asparagus cooking

For the asparagus, bring water to the boil and season with salt, pepper, sugar and olive oil.

Place the peeled asparagus in the pan and cook for about 6-8 minutes until al dente.

Remove the asparagus and place in a grill pan.

Squeeze oranges
Squeeze oranges for orange juice.

Squeeze orange juice

Squeeze the orange with a juicer.

Prepare the orange juice dressing
Orange juice with mustard, sugar, salt and olive oil

Prepare dressing

Put orange juice with Dijon mustard, sugar, salt and pepper and curry in a bowl.

Mix the orange juice dressing with the whisk.
Mix the orange juice dressing, slowly stir in the olive oil.

Mix Dressing

Mix the ingredients and let the olive oil run in slowly.

The result is an emulsified salad dressing.

Prepare the orange juice curry salad dressing for marinating.

Ready-made balsamic vinegar reduction.
Balsamic vinegar boiled down in a saucepan. this balsamic sauce is also called balsamic ice cream.

Prepare vinegar

Cook the balsamic vinegar in a saucepan at high heat until half of it is done, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Allow balsamic vinegar reduction to cool.

Grilling green asparagus in the pan.
Asparagus while grilling.

Grill asparagus

Grill the prepared, cooked asparagus in the ribbed grill pan over a high heat.

Season the asparagus spears with salt, pepper and a little sugar to taste.

Remove the asparagus from the pan.

Cut asparagus and strawberries for salad.
Cut the remaining strawberries and grilled spragula.

Prepare vegetables

Cut the grilled asparagus and strawberries into small pieces for the salad.

Now cut the strawberries into quarters.

Place some asparagus tips for decoration.

Strawberry with balsamic vinegar
Strawberries with balsamic ice cream promise a real strawberry delight!

Glace strawberries

Spread the cooled balsamicoglace on one side of the prepared strawberries.

Serve the quinoa salad with strawberries and asparagus.
Arrange the quinoa salad.

Finish salad

Marinate the quinoa with 2/3 of the prepared orange juice curry dressing.

Arrange the quinoa on plates.

Marinate the asparagus with the rest of the salad dressing and serve with it.

Place the strawberries in the quinoa salad.

Decorate with the mint and serve.

2. Nutritional Values

3. Vegetable Variants for Quinoa Salad

For example fennel and orange in winter… Zucchini and tomatoes in summer… Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds in autumn…

Fennel slices in the grill pan
Fennel slices can be roasted very well in a grill pan.
Orange fillets on kitchen board
Freshly cut orange fillets
Fried zucchini slices
zucchini vegetables served as zucchini slices in a plate.

4. Ideas for Balsamic Vinegar and Strawberries

Back to the quinoa salad variant with asparagus and strawberries:

Today there is balsamic vinegar with the strawberries and I prepare a balsamic vinegar reduction.

This is balsamic vinegar, which gives the strawberries a great taste kick and sticks well to the fruits.

Strawberries with balsamic vinegar promise real strawberry happiness! The balsamic vinegar reduction tastes strong and can be spread on the fruits.  © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

5. Ideas for Quinoa Salad Dressing

For the quinoa salad dressing, I invite you to try a combination of orange juice, lemon juice, curry and olive oil.

Just an orange juice curry dressing.

Mix the orange juice dressing and slowly add the olive oil to create a finely emulsified salad dressing.

6. Other Ideas

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