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Celebrate Spring With A Salad

4 Comments | Written on May 4, 2010 at 5:00 am , by

Spring is here and some of my favorite fruits and vegetables are in season.  Right now asparagus is so tender and delicious, I have found myself buying it by the bunch and eating it in one form or another almost every night!  Strawberries are also absolutely gorgeous right now.  I am lucky enough to live not too far from the large strawberry growing region in Ventura County, CA.  They even hold a Strawberry Festival up there every year.  This recipe from Better Recipes member “tyxe” is a fantastic way to celebrate these seasonal gems!

ROASTED ASPARAGUS, STRAWBERRY AND WALNUT SALAD (click here to view and print recipe)

1 lb fresh asparagus, tough ends snapped off, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 10 oz pkg fresh spinach, torn in bite sized pieces

1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/2 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped


1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup raspberry vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a broiler pan with foil. In a large bowl, toss asparagus in olive oil and arrange on pan in a single layer. Roast until crisp tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, mix spinach, strawberries and walnuts in a large bowl and whisk dressing ingredients together. Add roasted asparagus and dressing to spinach

4 Responses to “Celebrate Spring With A Salad”

  • 1
    Magdalena says:

    I like those spring “celebrations”, too. So good to welcome spring again, and so good to enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh salads……your salad looks interesting!

  • 2
    Jenny Flake says:

    Gorgeous springtime salad! LOVE making a good strawberry salad, this one looks beautiful 🙂 Have a great Tuesday!

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  • 4

    I read your site from one end to the other. Loved the salad. And the Feista cake was beautiful.

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