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Healthy and delicious asparagus with quinoa is drizzled with lemon mustard vinaigrette. #vegan #asparagus

Quinoa and Asparagus with Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette.

Quinoa and asparagus is dressed with a flavorful lemon mustard vinaigrette for a delicious spring lunch.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword gluten free asparagus recipe, spring asparagus recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 354 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • ½ Tablespoon olive oil

For the Dressing:

  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard Leave this out if you are allergic to mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put the quinoa, the sliced garlic, chopped onion, olive oil, and two cups of water in a medium sized pot. Bring the quinoa to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for 15 minutes until the quinoa is fluffy and the little ring around the quinoa has loosened.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the asparagus. Rinse the asparagus and remove the tough ends. Place the asparagus on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and chop each stalk into three pieces. Drizzle the asparagus with a little bit of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake the asparagus at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes, until bright green and crisp tender.
  5. While the asparagus cooks, prepare the dressing: combine the lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small jar with a lid. Shake will to mix thoroughly.
  6. Place the quinoa and asparagus in a bowl and drizzle with the dressing. Toss to coat.
  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Nutrition Facts
Quinoa and Asparagus with Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 630mg27%
Potassium 506mg14%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.