Spring Asparagus and Strawberry Salad With a Caramel Drizzle

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

What a way to bring in the spring and summer? You'll find yourself at the dinner table going for this in place of anything else. ;) In mine I left it whole for presentation but it would better if cut as directed and tossed with rest of ingredients. can be served room temperature or chilled for those hot days.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs asparagus, cut in to1/2 inch pieces and peeled if tough
  • 12 cup raspberry balsamic vinegar
  • 2 -3 cups strawberries, sliced thick
  • 12 red onion, sliced very very thin
  • 1 tablespoon caramel topping or 1 tablespoon honey, Plus more
  • caramel topping or honey, to drizzle
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil or 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh grated nutmeg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Garnish

  • caramel topping, to taste
  • 1 -2 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Cook asparagus in well salted boil water for 3-5 minutes. Rinse in cold water.
  2. Microwave onion in a 1/8 cup of water for 1 minute and rinse well in cold water and drain.
  3. Arrange asparagus on a platter.
  4. Arrange strawberries over asparagus. Or toss with asparagus.
  5. Reduce the balsamic vinegar to 1/4 cup, whisk in caramel or honey, oil, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  6. Add onions to the vinegar mixture.
  7. Pour the mixture over asparagus.
  8. Drizzle with caramel topping. Sprinkle almonds over the salad.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe twice now. For Easter and then my daughter's wedding shower. A big hit both times!

Joycee Troyer July 25, 2011

OUTSTANDING SALAD! This is really great! I cut the recipe in half (another time I make it when company's coming!) then used very tender asparagus cut into lengths of about 2" & used a homemade caramel sauce! Again, OUTSTANDING, & definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed as a kidnapped recipe in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #16]

Sydney Mike May 09, 2008