Pea Shoot, Quinoa & Seeds Salad | FoodByMaria Recipes

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Pea Shoot, Quinoa & Seeds Salad


5 mins


20 mins



Something so fresh, and simple doesn’t have to be good for you, it just is. Eat local. Eat seasonal. Eat colourful.

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Pea Shoot, Quinoa & Seeds Salad

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x



  • 1 cup of organic cooked quinoa
  • 3 organic strawberries
  • 1 bunch of organic cooked asparagus
  • Juice of 1/2 organic lemon
  • Chopped 1/2 of an organic lemon for garnish
  • A variety of seeds and nuts (I used sesame, flax, pumpkin, and cashews)
  • 20 stems of organic local pea shoots


  1. For the Quinoa:
  2. Bring two cups of water to a boil. Add one cup organic quinoa. Cook for 20 minutes, till fluffy and till all the water has been absorbed. Make sure to stir the quinoa with a FORK (this prevents clumps)! Now add 1 tbsp. EVOO, and pinch of salt to season, let it cook before assembling salad.
  3. Asparagus:
  4. Add 1 tsp. of EVOO to a preheated saucepan, and add cleaned, and stem removed asparagus. Sprinkle on some pepper corns, lemon zest and salt. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Directions:
  6. Create and assemble a beautiful salad of your choice using all the ingredients for you and a friend. This salad has no dressing needed, and you better believe it!



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