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Blanched Asparagus Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

June 10, 2014 | Eat, Food, Uncategorized | 25 Comments

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and asparagus is in season!

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Who here absolutely loves asparagus?

Honestly, I’d be lying if I told you it was one of my favourite vegetables.

like it, but it’s just not a favourite of mine, but I’ve been trying to eat more local and seasonal, so I’ve been buying Ontario grown asparagus regularly lately. Therefore, I’ve also been experimenting with many different ways of serving asparagus.

This weekend I created a salad that was so good I ate it two nights in a row. It features blanched asparagus and I just have to share it with you today! It is so good!

I had never though to put cooked asparagus in my salad before, but it really takes a salad to the next level. And when it’s chopped up into little bits as shown below, its so much more fun to eat, too!

Enjoy! 😀

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Blanched Asparagus Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Serves 1

Ingredients:

2 romaine leaves, thinly chopped or shredded
7 – 10 asparagus spears, blanched/steamed/boiled and chopped into small bits (see picture above)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
1/2 avocado
juice of 1/2 lemon
cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
sea salt

Directions:

To assemble salad, begin by placing shredded romaine in a bowl and then top the romaine with the cooked asparagus. From there, finish with cherry tomatoes, avocado, and basil. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over salad, drizzle with olive oil, and season with sea salt.

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This salad is bursting with flavours of spring and I hope you love it just as much as I do!

I’ve been making this a meal salad by adding salmon, trout, or shrimp on top!

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Do you love asparagus? What is your favourite way to have it? Have you ever tried it cooked in a salad before?

Let me know if you like this recipe! I really want to start sharing more recipes with you! I have been slacking big time!

Love always,

Meg xo


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25 Comments

  1. Reply

    It’s definitely salad weather here in the UK at the minute. This looks lovely!

    • Reply

      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      i hope you make it!

  2. Reply

    Linz @ Itz Linz

    June 10, 2014

    YUM! That looks wonderful! I love drizzling some balsamic on my asparagus, but that salad looks really great!

    • Reply

      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      balsamic would be such a nice addition to this!

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    Livi

    June 10, 2014

    I’ve never blanched anything, but I can wait to try this!

    • Reply

      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      i hope you do try it!

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    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun

    June 10, 2014

    Yum this looks delicious! Perfect for summer.

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      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      let me know if you try it!

  5. Reply

    I’ve never tried asparagus in a salad before. Usually when I eat it, it’s wrapped in prosciutto or bacon! YUM! I’ll have to try this recipe. It looks delicious!

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      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      mmmmmmmm proscuitto

  6. Reply

    How do I make the little emoji with the hearts in it’s eyes on here? Because that’s how I feel for this salad!! OH EM GEE!

    • Reply

      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      LOL please try it!

  7. Reply

    Cody and I looooooove asparagus! This looks delicious!!

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      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      Eddie’s fav is asparagus! :)

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    Michele

    June 10, 2014

    That looks super delicious with the salmon and shrimp. Perfect summer dish. Love it Meg!

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      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      thanks love 😀

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    Rebecca

    June 10, 2014

    I LOVE ASPARAGUS my favorite food! Girl I swear you are in my mind, I had asparagus on my salad last night for dinner!

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      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      HA HA 😀 awesome girl

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    Jordan Leigh

    June 10, 2014

    My mom ruined asparagus for me for the first 18 years of my life. All I ever knew of it was that limp, mushy canned mess of a veggie (mom wasn’t much of a cook, ie she burnt boiling spaghetti… true story) But this looks delicious! And really, anything with avocado, salmon, and tomatoes is going to be delightful.. I might add my old standby, sardines 😉

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      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      ewwwww canned :( :( :( :( but yummmmmm sardines :)

      • Reply

        Jordan Leigh

        June 11, 2014

        YES. I should have known you would share my love of sardines, twin <3

  11. Reply

    Your food is always such beautiful colors : )

    I LOVE asparagus! I tend to cook really simply– coconut oil & lemon

    • Reply

      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      i love love love simple 😀

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    Allison

    June 10, 2014

    Because of you I feel like each salad I eat needs a chunk of GORGEOUS salmon on it! (ps this looks amazing!)

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      Meg

      June 11, 2014

      LOL that’s totally #megapproved 😉


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