Monday, 28 October 2013

Asparagus, Pear & Quinoa Salad

This is a replica of a salad I had in a restaurant once. It's very light and summery!
You can use any vinaigrette as your dressing and it will work.
This should serve 4-6 people as a side.

Asparagus, Pear & Quinoa Salad


2 ripe pears, cored and sliced finely
2 bunches fennel, sliced finely
1 bunch asparagus, sliced finely on the diagonal
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup cooked quinoa


1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbls chopped garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp  ground pepper
1/2 cup olive oil


Toss all salad ingredients together.
Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients except oil.
Whisk until sugar has melted.
Place in a jar with the oil and tighten lid.
Shake until mixed and pour over salad.

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