Spanish Asparagus Salad With Orange and Manchego Cheese

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 3-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large pot of lightly salted boiling water blanch the asparagus spears until green, about 2-3 minutes but no longer. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water to halt the cooking process.
  • Peel the oranges and cut up into bite-size segments. Save one half of one orange for juicing and zesting.
  • In a non-reactive small bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, orange zest and 1 tablespoon of orange juice. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk together and set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl combine the cooked asparagus, red onion, orange segments, tomatoes, and lettuce. Just before serving, pour the dressing over the salad and mix gently to coat.
  • Add shaved manchego to each salad serving if desired.
  • Serve with crusty bread.
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