Recipe: Grilled Asparagus, Mint & Quinoa Salad
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Recipe: Grilled Asparagus, Mint & Quinoa Salad

Perfect as a side for summer barbecues

Alex Head of the Social Pantry shares her favourite summer quinoa salad recipe with us…

Summery Quinoa Salad with Mint and Charred Asparagus

The social pantry quinoa salad


Serves 4

  • Bunch asparagus
  • 120g frozen peas
  • 400g cooked quinoa
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • Handful fresh mint, thinly sliced
  • Extra Virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • Sea salt & cracked black pepper


  1. Put a medium pan of salted water on to boil. Once boiling, blanch the peas until the first few float to the surface then immediately plunge into ice cold water (this retains their vibrant colour).
  2. Wash the asparagus and break off the woody stalks. Slice lengthways and toss in a glug of olive oil. Char on a griddle pan until nicely marked. Once cooked, cut each piece in half.
  3. Zest the lemon into your preferred serving bowl/platter and add the juice along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  4. Add the quinoa, peas, radish, charred asparagus and mint to your bowl and season well with salt and pepper. Mix gently until fully combined – you can add crumbled feta at this stage for more depth of flavour.


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