Spinach and Feta Sausage, Quinoa and Asparagus Salad Recipe | Yummly

Spinach and Feta Sausage, Quinoa and Asparagus Salad

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16Ingredients
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260Calories
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Ingredients

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  • 1 package Aidells® Smoked Chicken Sausage Organic Spinach & Feta
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus (ends trimmed)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons scallions (finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (finely minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons buttermilk
  • freshly ground pepper
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    Directions

    1. Grill the sausage and hold warm until ready to serve
    2. Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse several times with cold water. Place in a medium saucepan with 1 1/2 cups water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 15 minutes, until the grains display a threadlike spiral and the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat, remove the lid and place a dish towel over the pan, then return the lid to the pan and let sit for 10 minutes or longer undisturbed. Transfer to a salad bowl and fluff with forks.
    3. Steam the asparagus for 3 to 4 minutes, until just tender. Rinse with cold water, pat dry and cut on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces. Add to the quinoa, along with the pine nuts, scallions and tarragon. Whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt, olive oil, buttermilk and pepper. Shortly before serving, toss with the quinoa and asparagus mixture.
    4. Cut the grilled sausage, mix into the quinoa and serve.
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    NutritionView More

    260Calories
    Sodium17% DV410mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein20% DV10g
    Carbs12% DV36g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories260Calories from Fat80
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol<5mg1%
    Sodium410mg17%
    Potassium600mg17%
    Protein10g20%
    Calories from Fat80
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate36g12%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Sugars4g8%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C20%
    Calcium10%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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