Sometimes simple is best, and that’s definitely true for this Asparagus Tomato Salad. When you have the great flavors of tomatoes, asparagus, and some good quality cheese, it really doesn’t get any better than that so why fool around with it. We just need some onions and fresh herbs in there and your asparagus tomato salad just becomes a big bowl of fresh deliciousness.
Asparagus Helps With Anti-Aging
The best thing about this asparagus tomato salad dish is the local, fresh picked asparagus from Barrie Hill Farms. Aren’t they just beautiful? It was hard to resist the urge to scoop them all up. There was a beautiful selection of fresh herbs as well and basil seemed like the logical choice.
Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. It is also packed with antioxidants, ranking among the top fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This, according to research, may help slow the aging process. Who would have known that this green vegetable has such powerful nutrients that are so good for us!
Get Creative With Your Asparagus Tomato Salad
I used feta cheese but you could also use gorgonzola, or simply omit the cheese altogether for a vegan-friendly dish. I had thought avocado would go well with this and I brought some home but completely forgot to add them! I think it’s because I secretly hate cutting up avocados because I can never get the pieces to look right – it all comes out looking like a mess! Tomatoes and avocados are one of the first dishes I made for the blog. If you would like a chuckle, check out this old recipe and photo.
You can be as creative as you want with your dressing but, like the salad, I wanted to keep it simple. Extra virgin olive oil, Dijon, lemon and some salt and pepper made the flavors pop in this dish. This Asparagus tomato salad will be a hit with friends and family any time and it’s so quick to throw together. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Cheers!
Asparagus Tomato Salad With Feta
- 1 pound asparagus washed and trimmed
- 5 cups tomatoes grape, cherry, heirloom – your choice
- 1/2 red onion sliced
- 1/2 cup feta cheese omit if vegan
- 1 cup basil leaves slice the larger ones
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Boil asparagus for 2 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.
- Combine asparagus with tomatoes, onion, gorgonzola and basil leaves.
- Combine dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad.
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners, A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.
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