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Cherry Tomato and Asparagus Salad


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Serves 6 - 8 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time

Ingredients

Salad
1 pound asparagus
6 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
½ cup Gorgonzola or Feta cheese (or both) crumbled
1 avocado cut into cubes (not too ripe)
1 cup sliced basil leaves
Handful of toasted pine nuts or walnuts (optional)

Dressing
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp Kosher salt
½ tsp pepper


Trim the asparagus and cut stalks in half. Blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes. Immediately plunge into ice water or rinse with running cold water. Drain thoroughly.


Place all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl, so you have room to toss.


In a small bowl or cup, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Or shake in a small, tightly-covered jar.


Pour dressing over salad and toss to mix well and coat with dressing.


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Notes

I got this recipe from my sister, Rita, who got it from a cook at her workplace cafeteria. It is a beautiful springtime salad when the asparagus is in season.

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