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Quinoa Asparagus Lunch Salad

Quinoa asparagus lunch salad is a hearty protein packed vegetarian lunch that is meal prep friendly, and packed with plant based proteins!

Course lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword lunch salad, meal plan addict, quinoa aspragus salad, quinoa salad, salad recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 lunch servings
Calories 315kcal


  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced
  • ½ cup carrots, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • 7 spears asparagus, steamed to desired tenderness, cut into 1 inch pieces

Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • juice from ½ a lemon
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced go easy on this!


  • In a large bowl, combine the quinoa and all of the veggies. Set aside.
  • In a small jar, combine the dressing ingredients. Place a lid on the jar and shake. You can also whisk the ingredients in a bowl.
  • If you are prepping the salad for a portable meal prep lunch, pour 2 tablespoons of the dressing into a jar, then add the salad.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g