AFYP: Asparagus, Shitake and Teriyaki Quinoa Salad

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Welcome to another “Advocate From Your Plate” recommended Vegan recipe.

In our opinion, vegan dining is the most scrumptious there is. There are so many wonderful vegan chefs. We are sharing recipes with you to help you Advocate From Your Plate where you enjoy glorious food and save our glorious animals at the same time.

If you love mushrooms, asparagus and quinoa, you are in for a superb treat.

ASPARAGUS AND SHIITAKE MUSHROOM TERIYAKI
ASPARAGUS AND SHIITAKE MUSHROOM TERIYAKI

ASPARAGUS, SHITAKE MUSHROOM and TERIYAKI QUINOA SALAD

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa (pronounced keen-wah)
2 cups water
1/2 tablespoon oil
4 ounces shiitake mushrooms (sliced)
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 pound asparagus (cut into bite sized pieces and steamed)
1/4 cup edamame (blanched)
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 green onion (chopped)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (toasted)

Directions

1. Simmer the quinoa in the water until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Add the shiitake mushrooms and saute for a few minutes.
4. Add the teriyaki sauce until it is absorbed, about 1-3 minutes.
5. Add the sesame oil and remove from heat and let cool a bit.
6. Mix everything and serve.

Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/31/938999/-Macca-s-Meatless-Monday-Magical-Mushroomy-Tour

You will see that I have linked to quinoa throughout this post. The link will take you to Happy Herbivore’s page, Cooking with Quinoa.

I love Jason’s comment:

I use quinoa in a variety of ways but have found it to be a great alternative to oatmeal some days. I soak it overnight in a bit of almond milk and then add dried fruit to it and re-heat it in the microwave. Perfect on a chilly morning.

I use quinoa constantly. The benefits of it are incredible. Here the Happy Herbivore answers the question What is Quinoa? Hey, she has a video too.

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