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warm quinoa salad with asparagus carrot and tomatoes

Warm Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Carrots, and Tomatoes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 10 sticks of asparagus
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • sea salt to taste


  • Cook quinoa according to directions in the video.
  • While quinoa is cooking, mince garlic and chop onion.
  • Then peel your carrot and slice thinly. Cut the bottoms of your asparagus and throw away. Chop into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Finally, chop your tomato into 1 inch pieces.
  • Warm your large skillet on medium heat and add in evoo.
  • Saute garlic and onion for 3 minutes. Stirring frequently. Add in carrot, asparagus and seasonings, cook for 8 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  • After 8 minutes, add in tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Add in quinoa and salt.


This recipe is delicious warm and cold.