Strawberry & Asparagus Salad is very fresh tasting not only due to the fresh strawberries and asparagus in the salad, but also because of the fresh strawberries in the dressing. It is definitely the taste of springtime on a plate.
1 cup fresh strawberries, stems removed and sliced
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup Cranberry vinegar or raspberry vinegar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound fresh asparagus, snapped and cut into 1" pieces
2 to 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
6 cups romaine lettuce, broken into bite-size pieces
6 cups fresh spinach
1/4 cup red onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- Whiz the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is smooth; set aside.
- Blanch the asparagus pieces in boiling salted water for 1 minute; rinse with cold water and drain well.
- Mix the strawberries, lettuce, spinach, onions, almonds, and asparagus; toss with enough dressing to coat lightly.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 59
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 49% Protein 11% Carb. 40%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 123 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 59% Vitamin C 87% Calcium 0% Iron 9%