Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This delicious salad is great when fresh strawberries are in season.
- 1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
- 8 cups mixed baby lettuces and spring greens
- 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 1⁄2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- In a bowl, toss the asparagus with 1 tablespoon oil. Spread in a single layer in a greased 15x10-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
- In a large salad bowl, toss greens, strawberries, onions, pecans and asparagus.
- In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, sugar and remaining oil. Drizzle over the salad and toss to coat.
Delicious salad! I made "as is" and everyone loved it. Wouldn't change a thing other than I might used sugared pecans next time just because we really like them in salad. Very glad I ran across this recipe, it's a keeper!
I thoroughly enjoyed this salad for lunch today. All of the flavors meld together beautifully, and the dish is also pleasing to the eye. Instead of baking the asparagus, I very briefly blanched it in boiling water, then submerged it in a bowl of ice water; I just prefer it to be as crunchy as possible. That was the only change I made. I won't be making any other changes in the future; it's just a perfect little salad. Serve this at your next dinner party; it makes for a beautiful presentation, and no one has to know how easy it was. Thanks! :)
I added a mango that I had to this recipe...great comination and very pretty and spring like