Quinoa Pesto Salad

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Prep Time: 5M
Cooking Time: 10M
Serves: 2

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  1. 1/2 c. quinoa, cooked
  2. 1 c. asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces
  3. 1/4 c. red onion, diced
  4. 1/2 c. sweet bell peppers, diced
  5. 1/2 c. grape tomatoes, halved
  6. 5 artichoke hearts, chopped
  7. 1 T. parsley, chopped
  8. 1 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  9. 1 t. pesto
  10. 1 T. balsamic vinegar


Serves 2.


  • Add the asparagus to hot quinoa and cover for 5 minutes.
  • Toss vegetables together.
  • Whisk together vinegar and pesto. Pour over vegetables.
  • Add quinoa, asparagus and chickpeas
  • In a smaller bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar with pesto until smooth. Pour it into the large bowl of veggies, along with the chickpeas, quinoa, and asparagus. Stir to coat and serve warm or cold.

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