"This is a very good spring and summer salad using your favorite salad dressing. The Recipe comes from a local TV station submitted for the Asparagus festival in Stockton, CA."
asparagus, cut on diagonal
red seedless grapes, cut in half
carrot, peeled and julienned
celery, cut on diagonal
slivered almonds, roasted
12 2/3 ounces
of your favorite salad dressing
Snap off ends of asparagus and cut on the diagonal and blanch (add asparagus to boiling water and cook until just tender,while still maintaining bright color. Then remove, drain and IMMEDIATELY immerse into a bath of COLD water and ICE).
Prepare vegetables and grapes and then toss together with dressing.
Season to taste and top with roasted almonds.
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