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If you have the time a salad is a perfect lunch or dinner option and is another excellent portable food that can be deliciously healthy and really quite filling. Salads are perfect as you can include many grains, legumes and some great tasty proteins teamed with fresh seasonal leafy greens and vegetables. The most important aspect to a good salad is the dressing.
Place the quinoa into a saucepan and cover with water, bring the water to the boil over medium heat.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes, in the last 8-9 minutes, add in the asparagus and the broccoli and continue cooking until all of the liquid has been cooked out, tip the quinoa and the vegetables into a bowl and allow to cool.
Add in the semidried tomatoes, feta cheeseand sunflower seeds.
Combine the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the salad. Adjust the seasoning and serve.