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Asparagus and Strawberry Salad

Asparagus and Strawbery Salad

Asparagus and Strawberry Salad

The Easter Sunday meal at my house most always means a large buffet for family and friends. A lamb seasoned with middle eastern style spices, grilled and served kabob style on skewers, there are always deviled eggs, and lots of spring salads, one of these, Asparagus and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.

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Asparagus and Strawberry Salad has been among my favorites for years. The rich depth of sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar provides a good added dimension between these two simple spring ingredients.

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Integrating elements of varying texture and color between dishes always seems to create an appetizing and welcoming appearance on a buffet table. Asparagus and Strawberry Salad also enhances as a decorative touch.

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Asparagus and Strawberry Salad. A colorful and simple spring salad, perfect for holidays and highlighting any buffet table.

Asparagus and Strawberry Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 16 minutes

Category: Salads, Fruit

Cuisine: American Homestyle

Yield: 1 salad platter

Asparagus and Strawberry Salad

Ingredients

  • For Preparing the Vinaigrette:
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • one pinch sugar
  • couple pinches coarse kosher salt
  • few grinds cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 cup strawberries, cleaned, hulled, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preparing the Vinaigrette: In a small bowl whisk together the balsamic, olive oil sugar, salt and pepper
  2. Preparing the Asparagus: Drop asparagus in a saucepan of boiling salted water and cook for almost a minute until vegetable is bright green colored and crisp. Immediately drain asparagus and tip into a bowl of cold ice water to stop the cooking. Lay asparagus spears on paper towels and dry gently
  3. Assembling the Asparagus and Strawberry Salad: Decoratively arrange asparagus onto a serving platter, Arrange sliced strawberries across the asparagus about a third of the way down. Drizzle on the balsamic vinaigrette just above, between, and beneath the strawberries. Sprinkle salad with a bit of salt and pepper
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6 Comments

  1. Posted April 1, 2015 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Simple and elegant. This looks like a refreshing addition to any spring table. Happy Easter, Peggy!
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    • Posted April 6, 2015 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kelly, thanks so much. Definitely simple and lovely for any spring table or luncheon. Hope you had a Happy Easter. The countdown now on with your graduate class, best of luck in this next couple weeks! See you soon

  2. Posted April 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    I have never thought to pair strawberries with my asparagus, but this sounds like a delightful spring dish! Great recipe as always, Peggy!
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    • Posted April 6, 2015 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      Hi Jessica, thanks so much, this is a delicious spring salad and it flew off the Easter Buffet yesterday. I wonder if your Grandmom ever ate or eats strawberries in balsamic vinegar, not uncommon in Italy. Enjoy!

  3. TheKitchenLioness
    Posted April 7, 2015 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    Peggy, a wonderful springtime dish indeed – who could resist those lovely, sweet red strawberries and the wonderful bright green asparagus – not me, I would binge on this salad and on your bowl of strawberries too (the one that you hid so well…).
    Have a great week, dear friend and keep those lovely spring recipes coming.
    Andrea

    • Posted April 7, 2015 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

      Hello Andrea, so thrilled to see you. Hope you had a Happy Easter. Thanks so much on the Asparagus and Strawberry Salad, we have something in common on our fondness of ingredients, always one of my favorites each spring. See you soon Dear Kitchen Lioness.

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