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Spring Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs

What better way to ring in spring with this Spring Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs?

Spring Quinoa Salad- The Seasonal Junkie

Yay! Spring is here! One of my favorite seasons. Some of you may be thinking “Pipe down, we all have to wake up an hour earlier”. Well A) I am definitely one of those annoying types that you would call a “morning” person and B) not all of us do participate in this magic of changing the clocks. I don’t know why. Maybe Arizona was just like “screw it, that sounds like too much work” and now we just don’t. I respect it, we’re just rebels I suppose.  Second to fall, spring in Arizona means the BEST weather/sunsets/activities to be doing all around town.

Spring also means, a whole new slew of produce. Which is why I couldn’t wait to whip up this Spring Quinoa Salad.

Spring Quinoa Salad- The Seasonal Junkie

I mean really, I can use just about any excuse in the book to be eating asparagus. But the true star of the spring quinoa salad, you ask? Well none other than this beaut of a soft boiled egg. If you have never soft boiled an egg, this spring quinoa salad is begging for your attention. The outside is firm, but the inside is the savory cadbury egg you never knew egg-sisted (ha, did you catch that?). Seriously, make a few of these babies at a time and use them in salads, grains bowls, in soup… the list could go on.

My inspiration for this spring quinoa salad came from my new book that I am OBSESSED with. The book is called Simple Fare by Karen Mordechai.

The food photography is amazing and the recipes are straight forward. If you are a foodie of any sort I highly recommend it. Click the title of the book to purchase it on Amazon.

Anyways, I will actually pipe down now because I have some cake orders to get to and you have a spring quinoa salad to make.

Get my recipe for the Lemon Garlic Tahini I topped this with here! 

Spring Quinoa Salad- The Seasonal Junkie

 

Spring Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • Quinoa:
  • 1 Cup White Quinoa
  • 2 Cup, Broth of Choice (I used beef)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp, Salt
  • Toppings:
  • 1 Bundle of Asparagus, trimmed
  • Olive Oil
  • 8 oz, English Peas
  • 2 Spring Onions, sliced
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup, Manchego Cheese, Shaved
  • Optional: Topped with Micro Arugula, Red Pepper Flakes, and Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce (link to sauce is in blog post)

Instructions

1

In rice cooker, add quinoa, broth, bay leaf and salt and allow to cook until done

2

Preheat Oven to 375

3

Toss asparagus in olive oil salt and pepper

4

Spread onto baking sheet

5

Once oven is Preheated, bake for 16 Minutes, until roasted

6

While asparagus and quinoa are cooking follow instructions on microwaving English peas or

7

Bring small pot of salted water to boil

8

Add peas and allow to cook for 2 minutes

9

Remove from water and run under cold running water (this is called blanching and shocking)

10

To soft boil your eggs, bring pot of water to boil

11

Once boiling lower eggs into pot with slotted spoon

12

Allow to cook between 6-7.5 Minutes, the longer it cooks the more firm the center will be

13

When finished, immediately places in ice water to cool

14

After about 3-5 minutes carefully remove egg shell and place under running water

15

Once quinoa and asparagus are done cooking, you can assemble your bowl

16

First add quinoa and top with asparagus, onions, peas, avocado, manchego cheese, soft boiled eggs, along with any additional toppings (the garlic lemon tahini is a must, link is above in blog post)

Spring Quinoa Salad- The Seasonal Junkie

Spring Quinoa Salad- The Seasonal Junkie

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    David
    March 23, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Looks and sounds delish!!

  • Reply
    Mariah
    March 27, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I am not a huge fan of soft boiled eggs! I get weird about the yokes, but this looks tasty! And I am going to put it on my “To Try” list, but I will probably make it with hard-boiled eggs!

  • Reply
    Jen
    March 27, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    I love new quinoa recipes! Cannot wait to try this!! <3

  • Reply
    The Foodie Journey
    March 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Quinoa Salad is one of my favourite!

  • Reply
    Ruxandra
    March 28, 2018 at 2:36 am

    This looks absolutely amazing, I have to try it. It’s on my to-do list for this weekend.

    • Reply
      theseasonaljunkie_j6gv8c
      June 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you!! I hope you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    Tiylaa Adams
    March 28, 2018 at 4:24 am

    I’ve never tried quinoa period but this salad looks super tastey. Im gonna have to absolutely try this out.

    • Reply
      theseasonaljunkie_j6gv8c
      June 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      You definitely have to try it out, it’s so versatile.

  • Reply
    Kim
    March 28, 2018 at 7:49 am

    it looks great! tbh i’ve always been a little scared to try quinoa, but seeing this recipe, i might try it!

    • Reply
      theseasonaljunkie_j6gv8c
      June 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      This second you cross over to quinoa land, there is no going back 🙂

  • Reply
    Terez Erickson
    March 28, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    LOVE this post ! I definitely want to try to make this! And I’m subscribing right now too! Been looking for new healthy meals! Thank you for posting!

    • Reply
      theseasonaljunkie_j6gv8c
      June 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you, Terez!! I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    Melissa
    March 29, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Holy smokes, your recipes look fantastic! I too LOVE asparagus and I am excited to male some soft boiled eggs. I always overcook them! Question: I tend to make about 18 hard boiled eggs all at once and leave them in the fridge to Grab & Go can this be done with soft boiled?

    • Reply
      theseasonaljunkie_j6gv8c
      June 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Hi Melissa!

      You can absolutely premake soft boiled, I do it myself. Thank you for your kind words!

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