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Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dressing

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This delicious colorful Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dressing is loaded with heirloom cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and mint. This simple asparagus salad has a light and flavorful crisp crunch in every bite. Best of all, it comes together In less than 10 minutes!

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Asparagus Salad with lemon Dressing – An easy and quick to make salad recipe that can be made year round. It is vegetarian, gluten-free, keto and paleo-friendly so go ahead and make a batch to serve as a side dish or meal prep to enjoy throughout the week.

What You Need to Make Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dressing

(Find the complete recipe with measurements all the way down in recipe card with a printable option)

Asparagus: of course! Look for 1 bunch with thin, snappy spears.

Cherry tomatoes: I used Heirloom for the colors, but regular cherry tomatoes works as well.

Mozzarella cheese balls: You can also use regular mozzarella cheese and cut it into small chunks.

Fresh mint leaves: To take it all over the top.

Garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and sea salt – To lightly dress the asparagus and mozzarella salad.

Salt: To taste.

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How to Blanch Asparagus for Salad

  1. Boil a medium size pot of water in a large pot.
  2. While water comes to a boil prep a large bowl of water with ice (this is called an ice bath). This will help stop the cooking process and avoids overcooking the spears.
  3. Add asparagus spears to boiling water and let cook for 3-4 minutes. Use tongs to remove from the boiling water and transfer spears immediately into the ice bath. This is will stop the cooking process and avoids overcooking.
  4. Let the asparagus chill in the ice water for a few minutes.
  5. Pat dry the asparagus kitchen towels before assembling the salad.

How To Make this Simple Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dressing:

This asparagus salad recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes.

  • Prep the asparagus: Rinse the spears under cool water to remove any grit and cut/snap off the woody ends of the asparagus and toss away. 
  • Blanch the asparagus. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and set a bowl of ice water nearby. Drop the asparagus into the boiling water and blanch for about 1 minute, until tender but still bright green. Transfer to the ice water for 1 minute, then drain. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Make the dressing by combining the garlic, salt, lemon juice, mint and olive oil in a small bowl.
  • Assemble your salad by transferring the asparagus into a serving plate , arrange cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on top. Then drizzle with lemon garlic dressing.
  • Toss to coat and enjoy!

That’s it!

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Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dressing pairs well with this Easy Baked Salmon recipe, Pan Seared Salmon with Garlic Butter, Chicken TawookSalmon Kabobs, or Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

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asparagus salad

Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dressing

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

A delicious colorful Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dressing loaded with heirloom cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, topped with a light garlic -lemon and olive oil dressing. 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus – ends trimmed
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounce mozzarella balls
  • 2 tbs fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and set a bowl of ice water nearby. Drop the asparagus into the boiling water and blanch for about 1 minute, until tender but still bright green. Transfer to the ice water for 1 minute, then drain. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Prepare the dressing by combining the garlic, salt, lemon juice, mint and olive oil in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place asparagus on platter and top with tomatoes and mozzarella balls.
  4. Drizzle with dressing and toss lightly to coat.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

If you are making this ahead of time, do not add in tomatoes or the mozzarella cheese balls. Once ready to serve add in and pouring the dressing overtop. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 956mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 16g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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