Tasty Asparagus & Strawberry Spring Salad

I first shared this recipe back in April 2017. I’ve updated the post and hope you enjoy it!

You can’t go wrong with asparagus.

I’ve another great asparagus recipe  for you.  This veggie is packed full of vitamins including vitamin A, C, E, K, and B6. If that isn’t enough for you, how about the fact that asparagus can help you lose weight? It is low in calories but high in insoluble fiber, which will help you feel full longer. Asparagus also contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine which helps flush fluid and salt from your body (which can actually help prevent UTI’s). And along those lines asparagus can also help your digestive health and prevent bloating!

Microgreens are also a nutritious and tasty addition to my salad today. Don’t confuse microgreens with sprouts. Microgreens are the young, tender shoots of vegetables and herbs harvested just after the true leaves have emerged. These  tiny, delicate greens add color, texture and flavor to a variety of foods. These nutritional powerhouses will accompany the main event of spring asparagus and strawberries.

Today I’m making it with the addition of cherry tomatoes, but it’s still delicious without the tomatoes. It’s your choice. Doesn’t the salad below look yummy?  The balsamic vinegar adds some depth and helps to balance the sweetness of the honey.  If you want to go vegan, replace the honey with agave nectar or maple syrup.

Asparagus & Strawberry Salad With Microgreens

Use organic when available; makes 4 to 5 servings  #vegetarian for #vegan, replace honey with agave nectar

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Asparagus & Strawberry Spring Salad

Course lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, asparagus & strawberry salad, salad, spring salad, strawberries, strawberry salad
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup microgreens of your choice (I'm using a salad mix of microgreens)
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes (if cherry tomatoes are large, halve)
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 cups asparagus trimmed & cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans chopped  optional

Dressing or vinaigrette of your choice

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw local honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • dash of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Place asparagus in a large skillet
  • Add 1 cup of water or enough to cover the asparagus
  • Add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil
  • Blanch for 2 to 3 minutes or until the asparagus is bright green and al dente
  • Remove asparagus and plunge into ice water to stop cooking
  • Drain asparagus and pat dry
  • Refrigerate if necessary to cool down
  • Place asparagus, microgreens, strawberries, and tomatoes in a bowl and toss gently
  • Whisk vinegar, lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • Drizzle on salad
  • Optional use your favorite vinaigrette
  • Optional leave out tomatoes
  • Optional sprinkle chopped walnuts or pecans

Enjoy!

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

37 thoughts to “Tasty Asparagus & Strawberry Spring Salad”

  1. Hi Carol, I do like the sound of this salad. Strawberries are not a fruit I have ever added to a salad. Isn’t it funny how when you see a recipe like this it makes you see how certain food will work together. Fresh asparagus is in the shops at the moment, so when I see some I shall pick it up and have a go at this recipe. The dressing sounds like a nice combination of sweet and sour.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC (sorry I’m running a little late).

    xx

  2. I LOVE asparagus and was delighted to see it helps maintain weight. My favorite use is roasted, just sprinkled with olive oil and sea salt and baked at 400 for 15 minutes – perfect!

    1. Thanks Christine. Your hubby sounds like my father. He expected rice for every dinner. My mother would say we have baked potatoes and he’s say yes but where’s the rice?

  3. So colorful and healthy Carol. you gotta love this warmer season! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead.

  4. What a bright and colorful salad! Thank you for sharing the details about the health benefits, too. I find that kind of information so helpful and fascinating! Pinned!
    Thanks for sharing at My Busy Beehive’s #beeparty this week! Have a great weekend!

  5. Yes, I love asparagus! This salad looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  6. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me at https://www.marilynstreats.com on Wednesday evening and to see your feature and grab your badge! All hosts choose their own features so be sure to return to my blog. I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon.

  7. Asparagus and strawberries are two of my favourite things about spring! Thank you for sharing this wholesome, tasty, colourful, fresh and delicious salad with us at Hearth and Soul, Carol. Featuring at the Hearth and Soul Link Party this week. Hope to see you there!

  8. I would never think to add strawberries to a salad but it sounds fab and really brightens up the plate too! The dressing sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

  9. We love asparagus in this house 🙂 I have never put it in a salad and this one looks delicious! Thanks Carol and have a great week.

  10. We love asparagus but I have never thought of pairing it with strawberries in a salad. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. I’ll definitely give it a try :o)

    #MMBC

  11. This makes me a little envious –I love asparagus but my husband can’t eat it because it is one of his gout triggers. He can (and does) eat all the other vegetables in the world but not this one darn it. He used to enjoy it too, so I can’t really cook it for myself either as that would be cruel! I wish we were (closer) neighbors and I swear I’d invite myself over to your home for lunch (LOL).

    1. I understand the problem as several of us in my family have problems with certain food. Our meals together are sometimes weird as we attempt to make everyone happy.

  12. I love asparagus but I was not aware of all of the benefits. Thanks for the lesson and the recipe. Thank you for sharig at #aclwcc. Pinned and tweeted. Hugs.

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