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Asparagus Berry Salad

 Asparagus Berry Salad
When strawberries and asparagus are at their peak, this salad is sensational! I like to serve it for brunch or dinner. Sometimes I add grilled chicken or salmon to create a refreshing but filling main dish salad.
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 8 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss the asparagus with 1 tablespoon oil. Spread in
  • a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and
  • pepper. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • In a large salad bowl, toss the greens, strawberries, onion, walnuts
  • and asparagus. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, sugar and
  • remaining oil. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 135 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.