If you fancy a light and fresh recipe, try this Vegan Quinoa And Asparagus With Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette. It’s quick and healthy, and also serves as a nice side dish. It is hearty enough that you could eat it as a complete meal though.
You may already eat quinoa but did you know how amazing it is? Not only does it have a lot of protein it's also high in some key flavanoids. In fact, it has higher concentrations of quercetin and kaempferol in higher amounts that some berries like cranberry and lingonberry. Quinoa is also packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants.
The quinoa is this recipe serves much more than a nutritional base. It is the food ‘glue' than holds everything together. Then the asparagus is added to punch up the flavor. They are baked up perfectly and deliciously crisp and tender.
These baked spears are stunningly drizzled with lemon dressing. It's outstanding! The lemon vinaigrette is definitely a nice complement – it will leave you wanting more. I really love this dish as a great side dish for full out meal plans. But you can really just make this dish alone and it will satisfy your hunger by itself. Plus you know it's also healthy and nutritious.