Asparagus and Orange Quinoa Salad

This healthy quinoa salad with citrus is fresh and zesty. It’s perfect as a side dish or as a vegetarian main dish.
Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


4 servings


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/3 cup prepared zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
  • 1 seedless navel orange, segmented
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup finely crumbled feta cheese


  1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions, substituting orange juice for water; add asparagus and peas in the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain quinoa and veggies; let cool completely.
  2. In large bowl, toss together quinoa mixture, dressing, honey, salt, and pepper. Stir in orange segments and red onion slices until well coated. Top with feta cheese.

Substitute 1 can (11 oz.) Mandarin oranges, sliced for navel orange.

Pro Tip: If desired, add cooked chicken, shrimp or chickpeas to the salad for a quick and easy dinner solution.