Crunchy Lemon Quinoa and Asparagus Bowl

This is the perfect lunch or dinner recipe to help you get a great dose of veggies with added flavor and nutrients. Serve garnished with dried basil and parsley, more nutritional yeast, or another seasoning of your choice (such as Parmesan cheese).



Step: 1

Fill a saucepan halfway with water; bring to a boil. Add asparagus and cook uncovered until tender but still crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Step: 2

Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in cooked quinoa, vegetable stock, and turmeric; cook until flavors combine, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in blanched asparagus, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice; cook and stir, 3 to 4 minutes.


Per Serving: 166 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 24.1g; fat 4.2g; sodium 37.5mg.

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