RECIPES

Quinoa Salad with Marinated Asiago

Quinoa Salad with Marinated Asiago
Active Time
40 Minutes
Servings
6-8

Ingredients

Marinated Asiago:

Salad:

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Asiago can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

Marinated Asiago:

  1. Gently toss asiago with lemon zest, herbs and garlic in a bowl; transfer to a glass jar. Pour in olive oil; gently stir. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until serving.

Salad:

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, combine red onion and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Season with salt. Let stand for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Add the red onion-vinegar mixture, red bell pepper, walnuts and green onions to quinoa; toss to combine. Remove asiago from oil with a slotted spoon. Set aside oil. Gently fold asiago into salad. Pour in 1/4 to 1/3 cup reserved oil, adding more oil if needed; gently toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired. Fold in pea shoots. 
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