Sunday, July 7, 2013

Asparagus, Quinoa Salad, and Toasted Turkey Sausage

This is a meal that is delicious and healthy! I love those kind of meals:)

I found inspiration for this meal from this beautiful blog and made a few tweaks for our family.

1.5 cups dry quinoa
1 red bell pepper
1 jar sundried tomatoes
feta cheese
1 lb turkey sausage
4 tbsp olive oil + more for cooking
2 tsp liquid aminos
lemon juice
coconut oil
kosher salt

Start this meal with quinoa salad prep. Slice your red bell pepper, toss in olive oil, and roast at 450 for 30 minutes. While your bell pepper is roasting, start cooking your quinoa per package directions. Mix your dressing for the quinoa salad. Combine 4 tbsp olive oil, liquid aminos, a dash of lemon juice, and cumin. Set aside. You can also get your asparagus washed and trimmed at this point.

Slice your turkey sausage at an angle. Heat some olive oil or coconut oil in a skillet. Place the turkey sausage in the hot oil in a single layer. Cook until browned and flip, cooking until other side is browned. Set aside.

You can cook your asparagus however you wish. I cooked mine on a stove top griddle pan with some cooking spray and kosher salt until nice and toasty.

Once your quinoa and red bell peppers are done, it is time to assemble the quinoa salad. Stir in the dressing to the cooked quinoa and mix well. Add in the red bell pepper, sundried tomatoes, and feta cheese.

Place a layer of asparagus on your plate. Add quinoa salad and top with toasted turkey sausage. Yum!!

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