Strawberry, Asparagus, and Quinoa Salad

I made this very yummy salad for a get together in September and soon discovered that it was gone in minutes of me putting on the table (and this recipe makes a good amount).  Go for it!

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Ingredients:

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 cups cooked quinoa

2 cups fresh asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces

8 cups arugula

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Method:

In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, honey and balsamic vinegar together.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat.  Add the asparagus and depending on the thickness cook for 1-3 minutes.  Have a bowl of ice water set aside.  Drain the asparagus and add it immediately to the ice bath.  Set aside

In a large bowl combine the quinoa, asparagus, arugula and strawberries and lightly toss with the dressing.

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