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May 27, 2009

Strawberry Asparagus Salad

Strawberry Asparagus Salad

What better way to use my gorgeous, fresh, organic, local strawberries and asparagus then get creative with a salad? The flavors meld very well and you've got a lovely combination of savory and sweet all mixed into one! This dish is super easy, very delicious and comes together very quickly to make a healthy dish you can use as a main course or as a side dish. Don't you just love versatile recipes?

Now what to do with the rest of the strawberries... ;oP

What You'll Need:
Extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch of asparagus, chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
3-4 springs of thyme, leaves stripped from stems
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pint of strawberries, chopped

Strawberry Asparagus Salad: Asparagus and Garlic

Sauté asparagus and garlic in a little extra virgin olive oil with thyme leaves, sea salt and some freshly ground pepper until asparagus is slightly tender and slightly browned. Remove from heat.

Place cut strawberries in a glass bowl. Add asparagus/garlic mixture and toss to coat. Serve warm, or even chilled. It's good either way!

Strawberry Asparagus Salad

How simple is that?

Notes: After the fact I thought about adding crushed chile pepper. I think I will next time!

Posted by Dianne at May 27, 2009 2:04 PM

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Wow! I never would have thought of tossing sautéed asparagus and fresh strawberries together! Very cool and clever. Bet it was yummy!

Posted by: Jamie at May 27, 2009 2:42 PM

That looks soooo good!

Posted by: Christie at May 27, 2009 2:43 PM

I had never really thought of putting them together either, but when I saw them sitting in our CSA box as I transferred them to the bag something just hit me. I told Jamison when I got back in the car I was going to mix them. He of course doesn't like either ingredient, so he was just like "Ok!" I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Posted by: Dianne at May 27, 2009 6:48 PM

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