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Time to start enjoying fresh spring produce! Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s a delicious reminder that there are so many seasonal fruits and vegetables available during this vibrant time of year. This particular recipe utilizes one of our favorite spring veggies – asparagus! Not only is asparagus tasty and easy to prepare, but it’s also extremely healthy. Whether you’re looking to try something new or just want a simple side dish at your next outdoor gathering, this hearty yet light Spring Salad with Asparagus is sure to be a hit!
Spring Salad with Asparagus
If you’re looking for a unique and refreshing spring dish to wow your dinner party guests, look no further than a beautiful asparagus salad. This delicious vegetarian option is full of crunchy asparagus stalks, peppery arugula, and delicious spinach. Paired with a zesty lemon vinaigrette, this salad is sure to be a hit. Not only is it bursting with flavor, but it’s also one of the simplest dishes to put together allowing plenty of time for preparing the entrée of your meal. So make sure to add this fresh and flavorful spring salad to your next dinner party menu!
Spring is a time to nourish the body with fresh and vibrant foods. Asparagus should definitely be on your Spring shopping list, as it brings an abundance of health benefits. Known for its antioxidant-rich nutrient profile and anti-inflammatory compounds, asparagus can help combat disease with its many beneficial nutrients like vitamins A, C, E, and K, folate, and fiber. Not only that, but it also contains an array of phytonutrients that help to repair tissue damage.
Mache Lettuce, sometimes referred to as Lamb’s Lettuce, is a great ingredient for salads that provides lots of nutritional benefits. It’s full of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, antioxidants that help boost your immunity, as well as iron which helps support your red blood cells. Not only does it offer incredible health benefits, but it also adds a delicious flavor to Spring Salads — mild yet slightly nutty and sweet.
Spinach is a great option for your salad because it provides many health benefits. For example, spinach is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K. It also contains minerals like iron and calcium. Spinach is also low in calories and fat, making it a great healthy option for your salad.
Arugula is one of the most nutrient-dense foods around. Being loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, this green contains Vitamin A which helps maintain healthy vision, and Vitamin K which helps support blood clotting. Loaded with antioxidants, it aids in purifying the body of any toxins and unwanted bacteria while also aiding in digestion. Enjoyed raw or lightly cooked, adding arugula to your Spring salads not only gives it an extra boost of flavor but also provides you with all the amazing benefits that come along with it!
Spring Salad with Asparagus
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Spring Salad with Asparagus
Let's gather the ingredients!
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon juice and zest
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper ground
- 2 cups mache lettuce
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup arugula
- 15 tender asparagus sliced using a vegetable peeler
- 10 medium radishes thinly sliced
- 1 cucumber sliced
- ½ cup green peas blanched
- Place the lamb's lettuce, spinach, arugula, asparagus, radish, cucumber, and green peas in a bowl.
- For the dressing, in a small bowl or a jar, mix the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper until you get a thick, creamy consistency.
- Add the dressing to the salad, and toss well.
- Arrange the salad on a platter. If preferred, top with micro greens as garnish.
- Serve and enjoy with family and friends!
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Finally, you can have your salad your way! Experiment to create the perfect combination of flavors and textures that suit your individual tastes. Try our Spring Salad with Asparagus as a base, then add vegan feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes for a delicious twist. You can also give it a southwestern flair by adding black beans or roasted corn; or make it an even heartier meal by adding some grilled tofu strips. Feel free to sprinkle on some nuts or seeds like walnuts or pumpkin for extra crunch. The possibilities are endless! And once you’ve found the perfect version of this springtime dish, why not share it with us? Leave a comment and let us know what unique ingredients you used. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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