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asparagus salad with balsamic dressing
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Asparagus Salad with Feta, Tomatoes, Walnuts, and Balsamic Dressing

Crisp, crunchy asparagus tossed in a sweet-tart balsamic vinaigrette with tangy feta cheese, grape tomatoes, and toasted walnuts. A perfect accompaniment to BBQ chicken, potato salad, steak or other meats. Great for picnics and BBQ or meal prep!
Course lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, lunch prep, meal prep, spring recipe, summer recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 245kcal
Author Rach

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs asparagus 907g
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 2 tsp of honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp of dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 80 g walnuts  2/3 cup
  • 300 g of halved grape tomatoes
  • 120 g of feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • Blanche asparagus by boiling for 3-5 minutes and then immediately removing and placing in ice water.
  • Measure out 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar into a small sauce pot over medium high heat. Reduce the vinegar to about half and place in a bowl or jar.
  • Add a clove of minced garlic, honey or maple syrup, dijon mustard, olive oil and mix. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, toast some walnuts until fragrant and allow to cool slightly.
  • Chop your asparagus into 2 inch pieces and place in your dish. Add halved grape tomatoes and feta cheese, crumbled on top. Add cooled walnuts.
  • Serve immediately with dressing or store in fridge with dressing separate.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal