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Sincerely-Food-Chef
Ambassador [Associate]
Ambassador [Associate]
  • 723 calories
  • 35 min
  • 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 small bunches asparagus
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 pork sausages
  • ⅔ cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • black pepper
  • Dijon mustard
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • white wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine quinoa and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
    • ⅔ cup quinoa
    • 1 ⅓ cup water
  2. Meanwhile, preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Cut the sausages at an angle into 1-inch pieces.
    • 6 pork sausages
  4. Once the skillet is hot, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  5. Add the sausage to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides and almost cooked through, 10-12 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, wash and snap or cut off the woody ends of the asparagus; then cut into 2-inch pieces.
    • 2 small bunches asparagus
  7. Peel and mince garlic.
    • 2 cloves garlic
  8. In a large bowl, prepare dressing by whisking together vinegar, oil, Dijon, salt, and pepper.
    • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
    • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ½ tsp black pepper
  9. Roughly chop walnuts.
    • ¼ cup walnuts
  10. When the sausage is almost cooked through, add asparagus, garlic, and walnuts; continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. When done, remove from the heat, cover, and set aside.
  11. Uncover the quinoa and fluff with a fork. Add quinoa and asparagus-sausage mixture to the bowl with the sauce and stir to combine.
  12. To serve, divide the pilaf between plates and garnish with cranberries. Enjoy!
    • ¼ cup dried cranberries

Nutrition per Serving

Calories
723
Fat
52g
Net Carbs
25g
Protein
34g

Cookware

  • chef's knife
  • colander
  • cutting board
  • garlic press (optional)
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • nonstick skillet
  • small saucepan
  • spatula
  • stirring spoon
  • whisk or fork