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quinoa and asparagus in a white bowl

Lemon Asparagus Quinoa

This easy Lemon Asparagus Quinoa is the great healthy side dish to serve with any meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 163kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa measured dry and then cooked
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 lb asparagus trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces


  • Cook quinoa as directed. Set aside covered for 10 minutes and the fluff with a fork.
  • Cook the asparagus in microwave with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and garlic for about 5 minutes or more if you prefer more "cooked"
  • Stir the cooked asparagus into the quinoa and add the lemon juice and the other 1 tablespoon of olive oil.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.9mg