Springtime Asparagus, Strawberry, & Arugula Salad Recipe

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Christina Ross
Christina Rosshttps://www.healthyfoodforliving.com/
I'm a human being on planet earth. I've lived hundreds of lifetimes. In this incarnation I'm here to advance medicine.

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Whether draped over sweet potato home fries, served atop avocado toast, baked onto an individual breakfast pizza, or paired with arugula, bacon, & blue cheese in a breakfast sandwich, one thing simply MUST remain constant: a perfectly runny yolk!

Speaking of that Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza, I was one of the three runners-up in the No More ‘Mallows recipe contest!

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Congratulations, ladies! I’m going to try out all of your delicious-sounding sweet potato creations :).

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Name: Springtime Asparagus, Strawberry, & Arugula Salad
CuisineSalad
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time10-12 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings4 servings
Yield1 large salad bowl
Springtime Asparagus, Strawberry, & Arugula Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus
  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 4 cups of baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped almonds (lightly toasted)
  • For the dressing:
    • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon of honey
    • Salt and pepper to taste
Springtime Asparagus, Strawberry, & Arugula Salad

Instructions

Start by preparing the asparagus. Trim off the tough ends and cut the spears into 2-inch pieces. You can blanch them for about 2 minutes in boiling water, then immediately transfer them to an ice bath to retain their vibrant green color. Alternatively, you can roast them in the oven at 400°F (200°C) with a drizzle of olive oil for about 10-12 minutes until they’re tender and slightly crispy.

In a large salad bowl, combine the baby arugula, sliced strawberries, and asparagus.

For the dressing, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Adjust the seasoning to your liking.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad ingredients and gently toss to coat everything evenly.

Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese and toasted chopped almonds over the top of the salad. These add a delightful contrast of textures and flavors.

Serve your Springtime Asparagus, Strawberry, & Arugula Salad immediately. The combination of sweet strawberries, slightly nutty asparagus, peppery arugula, and the tangy balsamic dressing is a true delight for the palate.

Springtime Asparagus, Strawberry, & Arugula Salad

A perfect light & delicious Springtime lunch! Check out the recipe here.

Nutrition Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 180 calories
  • Total Fat: 12g
    • Saturated Fat: 2g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
    • Dietary Fiber: 4g
    • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Calcium: 12%
  • Iron: 10%
  • Potassium: 320mg
  • Vitamin C: 70%
  • Vitamin A: 30%

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