With shaved asparagus, brown rice and quinoa, this refreshing salad makes a lovely, 10-minute meal when you want to beat the summer heat.
A refreshing and bright dish, this whole-grain bowl is made with a base of Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa, zesty asparagus and crunchy almonds, and is ready to enjoy in just 6 minutes.
Heat brown rice and quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.
With a vegetable peeler, shave asparagus lengthwise into paper-thin strips. Toss with lemon juice, olive oil and salt.
Arrange rice and quinoa on a serving plate; top with asparagus.
Garnish with almonds and lemon zest. Serve at room temperature or cold.
If preferred, use leftover steamed, grilled or roasted asparagus for the salad.
Serve this salad with grilled fish, chicken or steak for a complete meal.
Asparagus is wonderfully versatile and can be cooked in different ways, or not at all, as in this recipe! For a fun and new way to use vegetables like asparagus, why not try shaving them? It not only helps cut down on cook time but also offers you a bit more of its natural benefits and can be a little more appetizing for picky eaters at home.
You can shave your asparagus using a knife, vegetable peeler, or mandolin. Try out shaved asparagus the next time you’re looking for a new addition to a quick and hearty salad — it adds crunch and color.
While this recipe is perfect for one, you can also double or triple the ingredients and turn it into a meal prep recipe. If you’ve never tried it before, make sure to take a look at our guide to meal prep to save time and energy in the kitchen.
With just a few prepped ingredients, it’s simple to adapt for a slightly new meal every day! Batch cook rice and quinoa ahead of time and shave enough asparagus for however meals you choose. You can also cook veggies in new ways, like oven roasting or sautéeing in a bit of oil. Try switching up the flavors of your meals by topping them with different types of protein. Use shredded rotisserie chicken for a delicious Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice lunch, or add egg to a delicious Microwave Egg Fried Rice.
The spring and summer heat calls for colorful, light and fresh meals. That means that it’s the perfect time to buy in-season produce. It can be added to almost any kind of meal, and makes salads and bowls more fun!
Find some inspiration in these ideas for meals in a bowl made with summer produce.