I may be slightly obsessed with salads.
I’ve shared my love for this food a few times on the site, but I need to share it once again because today’s salad is one of my FAVORITES!!! I first had this salad at a church function last year. It was brought by my friend, Britt. I remember telling her just how much I loved it, and that I needed the recipe. And then I had it once more at our church Easter Egg Hunt where Britt made and brought it again (It’s the same activity that I fell in love with my friend, Marie’s, Cherry Bars). I finally remembered to ask Britt for the recipe and was so glad I got it since it is SIMPLE and DELICIOUS (and like I mentioned above, I’m pretty much obsessed with it). She had gotten it from a Medi-fast Cookbook and had changed it up a bit to make it even more simple, so that is the recipe I’ll be sharing with you guys today. It literally takes just 5 minutes to make and really only requires cutting up some of the main ingredients, which include asparagus, cherry tomatoes and some string cheese sticks. Yup – super simple!
Here’s the yummy recipe that I think is perfect to enjoy this time of year!
- 3-4 cups water
- Bowl of ice water
- 1 bundle of thin asparagus
- 1 small package of cherry tomatoes
- 10 light string cheese
- ½ cup TB Newman's Own Lighten Up Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
- Rinse asparagus and tomatoes in water.
- Boil a few cups of water on the stove.
- Cut off bottoms of asparagus spears. Cut into thirds and boil for 5-7 minutes.
- Drain asparagus and place in a bowl of ice water to keep asparagus from cooking more.
- Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
- Cut string cheese.
- In a large bowl, place cherry tomatoes, asparagus and string cheese pieces.
- Pour dressing over the top. Add pepper and basil and mix. Chill until ready to serve.
Recipe adapted from Lean & Green Meal Cookbook.
Doesn’t this salad look great?!
It’s simple and delicious, which are my favorite kinds of recipes.
You can add as much dressing as you like but a nice drizzle is plenty. I also think it would be great to have a balsamic reduction on there, since this recipe reminds me of a Caprese salad. 😉
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