Birds are chirping, the sun is out and...the snow is still melting.
So we're not QUITE there yet but we are certainly getting there because today is the official first day of Spring.
I don't know about you but for ME, the first vegetable that comes to mind when I think Spring is ASPARAGUS!
Asparagus is pretty amazing little veggie. It has tons of nutrients (duh, veggies are the best) but it also goes with so many different foods and flavors!
One of my favorite ways to pair asparagus is with fresh lemon! And if you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram (@loveandgrub), you probably know my favorite thing to go with lemon juice is arugula (and all the Parmesan cheese)
So I put those 3 together, threw in some salty, crumbly cheese and quinoa and SPRING in salad, I serve you!
Sides can get kind of boring sometimes -
Plain brown rice or even plain quinoa needs some love sometimes too!
Take your grain of choice and add some flavor (lemon juice!),some of your favorite fiber packed veggies, and this can help switch things up for lunch, dinner or meal prepped for the week ahead, while also fueling you with a great combo of nutrients!
Let's get to it!
Hope you make this and LOVE it just as much as we did!
The lemon pairs perfectly with the asparagus and arugula, plus with the salty cheese adds a nice salty balance. Perfect taste for the start of spring.
I served this with a delicious piece of seared salmon! You can skip the cheese to keep it vegan or substitute the feta with grated Parmesan cheese.
However you do it, make it how you LOVE it.
Lots of LOVE,