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    Quinoa Salad With Asparagus, Dates, and Orange

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    Ingredients:

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    Salad

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
    • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
    • 2 cups water
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup fresh orange section (about 1 large orange)
    • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
    • 2 tablespoons minced red onions
    • 5 dates, pitted and chopped
    • 1/2 lb asparagus, 2 inch pieces, steamed and chilled
    • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced

    Dressing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      To prepare salad, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add white onion to pan; sauté 2 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add quinoa to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Add 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to pan; bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
    4. 4
      Transfer quinoa mixture to a large bowl. Add orange and next 5 ingredients (through jalapeño); toss gently to combine.
    5. 5
      To prepare dressing, combine juice and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle with chopped mint. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired. Serve at room temperature.

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    Nutritional Facts for Quinoa Salad With Asparagus, Dates, and Orange

    Serving Size: 1 (160 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 162.1
     
    Calories from Fat 54
    33%
    Total Fat 6.0 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 174.2 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.7 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    13%
    Sugars 6.5 g
    26%
    Protein 4.3 g
    8%

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