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Saffron Quinoa with Asparagus and Tuna

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This incredible Saffron Quinoa with Asparagus and Tuna is the ideal dish to make on a busy weeknight or for a Sunday lunch. It's loaded with layers of flavors, easy to make, and done in 30 minutes.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
2
Serves 2
2 Tbsp
Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
2 cloves
1
Onion
8 stalks
Asparagus , rinsed
2 cups
Water
1 cup
Quinoa , rinsed
2 cans
Chunky Tuna in Olive Oil
to taste
Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper
1 Tbsp
Fresh Chives , chopped

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
758
FAT
31.1 g
PROTEIN
50.0 g
CARBS
70.4 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Peel and mince the garlic.
Step 2
Dice the onion into medium dice.
Step 3
Dice the red pepper into medium dice.
Step 4
Remove the woody stalk and trim the asparagus. Cut into 1 inch long pieces.
Step 5
Finely chop the asparagus.
Step 6
Rinse the quinoa and set aside.
Step 7
Heat a nonstick frying pan over a medium-high heat and add Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil (2 tablespoon). Allow to warm up for 2 minutes.
Step 8
Add the Onion (1) and Garlic (2 clove). Mix with the oil, then cook for 3 minutes.
Step 9
Add the Asparagus (8 stalk) and the Red Bell Pepper (1/2) . Cook for about 4 minutes.
Step 10
Season with Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper (to taste). Add Water (2 cup) and Saffron Threads (1/2 teaspoon), then give it all a gentle mix.
Step 11
Bring the mixture to a boil, then add the Quinoa (1 cup) and evenly distribute it with a wooden spoon. Place a lid on the pan and decrease the temperature to a low-medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until there is no broth left in the pan.
Step 12
Remove it from the heat, take the lid off, and fluff up the quinoa with a fork. Drain the oil from Chunky Tuna in Olive Oil (2 can) and add to the quinoa. Mix together until well combined.
Step 13
Sprinkle dish with Fresh Chives (1 tablespoon) Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
758
% Daily Value*
Fat
31.1 g
40%
Saturated Fat
4.2 g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
59.2 mg
20%
Carbohydrates
70.4 g
26%
Fiber
10.6 g
38%
Sugars
6.8 g
--
Protein
50.0 g
100%
Sodium
520.3 mg
23%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
126.0 mg
10%
Iron
7.8 mg
43%
Potassium
927.6 mg
20%
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