Vegan Kaniwa Salad with White Asparagus

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Kaniwa pairs perfectly with white asparagus and pomegranate seeds for this deliciously nutty and light salad that is great for spring and summer! Kaniwa does not need to be rinsed before cooking because kaniwa is free from saponins, the soapy-flavoured chemicals in quinoa.

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  • 150 g Kaniwa
  • 750 g White asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3 pieces
  • 100 g Lamb’s lettuce (aka mâche or corn salad)
  • 1 Pomegranate, deseeded
  • 30 ml White balsamic vinegar
  • 60 ml Olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously until emulsified, about 10 seconds. Refrigerate while you prepare the salad.
  2. Fill a medium saucepan with 300 ml water and add in kaniwa. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until water has been absorbed and kaniwa is al dente.
  3. Trim the woody ends off and gently peel the outer skin of the asparagus stalks off with a vegetable peeler. Cut into 3 pieces. Bring a large skillet of water to a gentle boil. Add some salt. Blanch the white asparagus until tender but still crisp, about 5-8 minutes. Plunge into a bowl of iced water to stop them cooking. Remove and drain well.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the kaniwa, white asparagus and pomegranate seeds with the prepared vinaigrette until coated. Divide the lamb's lettuce into 2 serving plates. Spoon the white asparagus salad over and serve.

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63 comments:

Mindy Boyd 22/6/17 04:42

Beautiful salad, and it sounds so delicious!

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Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner 22/6/17 04:46

Beautifully done.. I feel like having some now .

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Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen 22/6/17 06:23

This is a gorgeous salad, Angie. I'm going to have to track down some white asparagus! I've never had it, but I've seen it in a few of your recipes so it must be delicious!

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Sharon D 22/6/17 06:56

Gorgeous presentation, Angie! I have yet to try white asparagus. This looks amazing.

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Rafeeda AR 22/6/17 08:41

Such a gorgeous looking salad!

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Nava K 22/6/17 11:08

Honestly, never heard of kaniwa, but I sure will love a serving of this inviting salad. Hunger!!

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Tricia Buice 22/6/17 13:33

I'm still looking for that gorgeous white asparagus! You presented it beautifully here Angie. The recipe sounds wonderful.

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No Spoon Necessary 22/6/17 13:47

Ohh I have yet to try kaniwa so I'm loving that you used it here! I'm super intrigued because I've heard kaniwa is like quinoa's cousin and I absolutely LOVE me some quinoa! Obviously I need to make this salad pronto! Looks delicious, Angie! Cheers!

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Kelly 22/6/17 14:04

This is such a beautiful salad, Angie! I love white asparagus and it sounds amazing with the balsamic maple vinaigrette!

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All That I'm Eating 22/6/17 14:24

This is so pretty, I really like kaniwa too, this would make a great lunch to take to work.

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Monica 22/6/17 14:28

Looks great. I've never had kaniwa but great to know it doesn't need to be rinsed. That's a big plus in my book.

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Cheri Savory Spoon 22/6/17 17:37

Hi Angie, love everything about this salad, will definitely try and find Kaniwa sounds like a heritage grain.

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TheNotSoGirlyGirl 22/6/17 18:22

oh dear god. this looks extremely yummy! omg! :)

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Liz Berg 22/6/17 21:53

I've never tried kaniwa, but I hope to soon! We saw loads of white asparagus in Switzerland---and had it in at least one of my salads. I'd love to make yours---it is a beauty!!

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Reeni Pisano 22/6/17 22:28

Such a beautiful and tasty looking salad Angie! I want to dig right in! :)

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com 23/6/17 03:55

Another gorgeous salad, Angie! Nobody does grains so beautifully as you!

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Nancy Chan 23/6/17 10:22

Looks great. I will keep my eyes open for white asparagus. I haven't seen before.

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Chris Scheuer 23/6/17 12:03

This looks so fresh and pretty! Love all the colors, shapes, textures and delicious ingredients. Those white asparagus are my favorites!

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Ivy 23/6/17 15:50

Am I the only one who haven't heard of kaniwa before :) I had to google it. It's going to take a few years until it reaches Greece but now I know. The salad looks beautiful and surely delicious. Thanks for pointing out the omission of the yolks in my post.

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beyondkimchee 23/6/17 17:24

Very pretty salad. Sounds delicious and healthy, too. I never heard of kaniwa, and I better look out for it.

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Alida 23/6/17 18:40

White asparagus are definitely by favourites! So tender and so delicate. They must be fab in this salad. Have a nice weekend!

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Ritu Ahuja 23/6/17 20:09

Such a lovely salad dear. It looks superb. Yummm :)

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Evelyne CulturEatz 23/6/17 20:35

Gorgeous salad and you are really maximizing the asparagus season :-) I have yet to try Kaniwa, looks a lot smaller?

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Eva Taylor 23/6/17 22:19

What a pretty salad indeed, I just love all of the colours. It would be perfect because we have some very hot and humid days ahead of us.

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Gloria Baker 24/6/17 02:58

Look beautiful and delicious ANgie , like always! Have a nice weekend!

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Veronica Ng 24/6/17 05:48

Hi Angie, I am very happy to learn something new every time I visit your blog. This time is kaniwa which I haven't heard before. Wow, another superfood! I shall look out for it the next time I visit a health food store. Thank you so much for sharing. Hv a great day!

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Balvinder Ubi 24/6/17 07:11

This salad looks like a perfect way to celebrate summer.

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Vicki Bensinger 24/6/17 17:07

How pretty Angie. I love the white asparagus and the maple balsamic dressing with this. Sounds wonderful!

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Vicki Bensinger 24/6/17 17:07

How pretty Angie. I love the white asparagus and the maple balsamic dressing with this. Sounds wonderful!

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Geraldine Saucier 24/6/17 18:15

I love the salad recipes you post for summer. They are easy to prepare and look delicious. I have my summer salads planned thank to your posts.

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nadia 25/6/17 02:01

Lovely light salad perfect for summer :) I'm intrigued by the white asparagus. Never tried before!

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Amy 25/6/17 07:29

Another gorgeous and healthy dish that I know I would definitely enjoy this summer! :) Thank you so sharing!

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Evolve With Mary 25/6/17 23:54

White Asparagus is always a summer treat for me. Loving this tasty healthy salad. Thanks for sharing Angie :)

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Ann Low 26/6/17 02:46

Another healthy and delicious salad from you, Angie! Thanks for sharing :)

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Pola & Cleme 26/6/17 09:16

Look very delicious & beuatiful!

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Sue/the view from great island 26/6/17 14:46

Such a beautiful, elegant salad ~ I've never heard of kaniwa ~ I'm off to find some!

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Pam 26/6/17 16:33

Very nice, Angie! Your salad is perfect for summer and I'd love to try the recipe. Unfortunately, I have not seen white asparagus anywhere, but will keep looking. Take care

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Debra Eliotseats 26/6/17 21:38

You always introduce me to some new ingredient! Thanks, Angie.

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Agness of Run Agness Run 27/6/17 00:34

Such a healthy and nutrient-dense bowl! Keep posting more delightful recipes, Angie!

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norma chang 27/6/17 01:13

Thanks for introducing Kaniwa, it is new to me, had to look it up online. Will look for it next time I go to the health food store.

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Dawn Yucuis 27/6/17 01:23

A great looking salad for summer. Sounds so delicious!

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Anna Johnston 27/6/17 03:10

Haven't seen white asparagus on my market shelves for ages, when I do, I'll be sure to play around with this recipe, reads yummy..

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Jeff 27/6/17 12:52

I've never had Kanawa before, and now am curious about it. Thanks for The recipe.

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Katerina 27/6/17 14:13

As a child I used to hate asparagus. Now I love them! This salad is the perfect meal!

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Susan 27/6/17 16:32

Summer and salads just go together! I've never hear of Kanawa before, though...what is it?

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Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 27/6/17 18:16

Such a gorgeous and healthy salad, Angie.This would surely make a great summer meal.

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Ashley@CookNourishBliss 27/6/17 21:05

I've never heard of kaniwa before but now I am so intrigued! This salad sounds just wonderful!

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Ashika | Gardening Foodie 27/6/17 22:59

This is a beautifully refreshing looking salad Angie. I have the regular asparagus growing in my garden,I have never had white asparagus before. Do you think that the one I have growing is a suitable substitute. I would really love to try this salad, it looks super healthy.

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Kitchen Riffs 28/6/17 02:10

We've really been into salads a lot lately, so always happy to find new ideas. This looks terrific! Thanks so much.

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Annie lewis 28/6/17 05:41

It looks nice and delicious salad !! I love salad !! I would try to make it !!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/6/17 15:21

I've yet to try kaniwa, Angie. This salad would be a wonderful opportunity and I love all of those healthy ingredients. Not only healthy and delicious but beautiful, as well!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities 28/6/17 19:30

I need to play around with white asparagus more!

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tigerfish 30/6/17 01:37

Need to give kaniwa a try, if I find them in the stores here. Thanks!

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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 1/7/17 20:39

Such a beautiful salad Angie :D

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grace 3/7/17 17:51

kaniwa is a new ingredient for me, but it sounds like a fantastic salad component! thanks for sharing the tidbit about rinsing--even though it's a simple step, it's my least favorite thing about quinoa. :)

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 5/7/17 01:34

What a beautiful salad. I am so intrigued by your lamb's lettuce!

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Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 6/7/17 05:55

What a beautiful, unique and elegant salad, Angie! (eager to try kaniwa now!)

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Katerina 10/7/17 14:23

I love asparagus and this salad is perfect meal for summer time!

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Choclette Blogger 20/7/17 16:44

Oh, you've done it again. Another new ingredient. Kaniwa? What's that. Will have to go find out now. You are my ingredient guru :)

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