Friday, June 18, 2010

Simple Summer Asparagus Salad

Dave and I have been making use of the new BBQ we set up on our apartment balcony and the other day I made the tastiest asparagus salad that I thought I should share.



  • bunch of asparagus
  • 1/3 cup of herbed goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup of sliced almonds
  • package of mixed greens
  • salt and pepper
  1. Wash and snap asparagus stems where they naturally break, then pat dry
  2. Drizzle a little olive oil over the asparagus spears and grill them on the BBQ until tender – you want them to turn bright green without losing their firmness
  3. While the asparagus cools, prepare a simple balsamic vinaigrette, using 1 chopped clove of garlic, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard olive oil, salt and pepper
  4. Toast the almond slices in your toaster oven until they turn golden brown – watch them closely so they don’t burn
  5. Lay asparagus over a bed of mixed greens, top with crumbled herbed goat cheese, drizzle on the balsamic vinaigrette and sprinkle the almonds over top

Laying it out simply on a long rectangular platter made for beautiful presentation, even though it took a whole of 15 minutes to prepare!


Hello Lover... said...

I love asparagus - I'm going to have to try this recipe out - thanks!

The Glam Lamb said...

any other suggestions to swap out the asparagus? i love all the other ingredients! i am not the best cook... if you have any easy recipes... definitely post em!! great blog!