Quinoa and Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette
Quinoa and Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette
  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    Quinoa is native to the Andes, not the Middle East, so it was unknown to the Jews fleeing Egypt during biblical times. With the recent rise of quinoa's popularity in the United States, and the fact that it's not a true grain but rather the seed of a broadleaf plant, some circles of Judaism have approved of and welcomed it to the Passover table, while others have not. If you feel comfortable serving it this Passover, you will love how it absorbs the vinaigrette, bright with lemon and enriched with finely grated hard-boiled eggs, and how it forms a tender bed for the ribbons of scallion and raw asparagus. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Passover. Menu also includes Wine-Braised Brisket with Tart Cherries and Amaretto Olive Oil Cake.

    Ingredients

    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 1/4 cups (8 ounces) quinoa
    • 2 1/2 cups water
    • Kosher or fine salt
    • 5 scallions, trimmed
    • 1 pound asparagus, tough ends trimmed
    • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
    • 2 teaspoons mild honey
    • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
    • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
    • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • A sharp vegetable peeler

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 236 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 13 g 19.39%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 8.89%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 19 mg 6.33%
    • Sodium: 23 mg 0.96%
    • Calcium: 86 mg 8.61%
    • Potassium: 491 mg 14.02%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 21.67%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 19.58%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 35.51%
    • Vitamin C 44.04%
    • Vitamin D 0.31%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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