Quinoa and Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette

40 mins (prep 40)
14 ingredients
makes 8 to 10 servings
Quinoa is native to the Andes, not the Middle East, so it was unknown to the Jews fleeing Egypt during biblical times. With the recent rise of quinoa's popularity in the United States, and the fact that it's not a true grain but rather the seed of a broadleaf plant, some circles of Judaism have approved of and welcomed it to the Passover table, while others have not. If you feel comfortable serving it this Passover, you will love how it absorbs the vinaigrette, bright with lemon and enriched with finely grated hard-boiled eggs, and how it forms a tender bed for the ribbons of scallion and raw asparagus. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Passover. Menu also includes Wine-Braised Brisket with Tart Cherries and Amaretto Olive Oil Cake.

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Serving Size (158.94 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 119.65 Calories from Fat 101.43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.27g 138.69%
Saturated Fat 1.58g 63.3%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 8.8mg 2.93%
Total Carbohydrate 4.46g 11.89%
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g 70.36%
Sugars 2.08 g %
Protein 1.74g 27.8%
Vitamin A 1028.14IU% Vitamin C 5.15mg%
Calcium 45.44mg% Iron 3.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs, fine salt, or, kosher, fresh lemon juice, mild, flat-leaf parsley leaves, fresh cilantro leaves, freshly ground black pepper, a, special equipment