Quinoa Salad Recipe with Asparagus and Strawberries with Balsamico

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.

Let yourself be inspired by the following…

Here I show you another variant. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

1. Vegetable Variants

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

Roast zucchini and fennel are an excellent match…

Instead of raw tomatoes simply braise tomatoes, caramelized, try. The result is a smooth salad creation.

2. 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

3. Ideas for the 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.

4. Recipe for Quinoa Salad

Now let yourself be carried away to cooking yourself and conjure up a great dish. Questions I answer to you gladly over the comment function at the end of the side. Good luck!

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4.92 from 12 votes
Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Strawberries and Balsamico
A manual, cooked and photographed as well as written by professional chef Thomas Sixt
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 430kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Quinoa Salad Ingredients
  • 200 g Quinoa
  • 400 ml vegetable broth
  • 200 g strawberries I like to use local strawberries!
  • 1 bunch green asparagus
  • salt
  • 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
  • Prepare the ingredients for preparation: Wash the strawberries briefly and dry them, 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 under warm running water.
  • 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.
  • 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 the orange with a juicer.
  • Put orange juice with Dijon mustard, sugar, salt and pepper and curry in a bowl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the grilled asparagus and strawberries into small pieces for the salad. Now cut the strawberries into quarters. Place some asparagus tips for decoration.
  • Spread the cooled balsamicoglace on one side of the prepared strawberries.
  • 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.

5. Calories and nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Strawberries and Balsamico
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 4465mg194%
Potassium 1053mg30%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6. Other Ideas

Asparagus salad with strawberry
Goat cheese salad recipe with Strawberries and asparagus
Couscous salad recipe with mint, asparagus, strawberries and leaf salads
Strawberry risotto
Couscous easy
Quinoa with Prawns

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!