Asparagus Salad

Salads · Sides · March 22, 2018

Asparagus Salad filled with mozzarella cheese, and cherry tomatoes, seasoned with basil, and covered in a light balsamic vinaigrette, this salad is bursting with flavor! Best of all, this quick and simple salad comes together in less than 10 minutes!

Asparagus Salad Recipes

Favorite Asparagus Salad Recipe

I may be slightly obsessed with salads. I’ve shared my love for salads a few times on the site, but I need to share it once again because today’s recipe is one of my FAVORITES!! I first had this Asparagus Salad at a church function last year, and then once more at our church Easter Egg Hunt where my friend, Britt, made and brought it again (It was the same activity that I fell in love with my friend, Marie’s, Cherry Bars). I finally remembered to ask her for the recipe and was so glad I got it, because 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, but changed it up a bit to make it even more simple. Britt’s simplified version of the recipe is what 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!

How to Make Asparagus Tomato Salad:

  1. Rinse the asparagus and tomatoes in water and cut off the bottoms of the asparagus spears, then cut them into thirds.
  2. Bring a few cups of water to a boil on the stove, and boil asparagus for 5-7 minutes. Drain the asparagus and place in a bowl of ice water to keep asparagus from cooking more.
  3. Cut cherry tomatoes in half, and the string cheese into bite-sized pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, asparagus and string cheese pieces.
  5. Pour the dressing over the top, add pepper and basil, and mix. Chill until ready to serve.

Asparagus Tomato Salad

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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Asparagus Salad filled with mozzarella cheese, and cherry tomatoes, seasoned with basil, and covered in a light balsamic vinaigrette, this salad is bursting with flavor! Best of all, this quick and simple salad comes together in less than 10 minutes!
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Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 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
  • pepper
  • basil
Instructions
  1. Rinse asparagus and tomatoes in water.
  2. Boil a few cups of water on the stove.
  3. Cut off bottoms of asparagus spears. Cut into thirds and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Drain asparagus and place in a bowl of ice water to keep asparagus from cooking more.
  5. Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
  6. Cut string cheese.
  7. In a large bowl, place cherry tomatoes, asparagus and string cheese pieces.
  8. Pour dressing over the top. Add pepper and basil and mix. Chill until ready to serve.

Recipe adapted from Lean & Green Meal Cookbook.

ENJOY!

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    Liz

    Nice salads. Thanks Kristyn and have a great long weekend!

    Melissa

    I was just thinking that this reminded me of a caprese salad! I bet it would be good with bacon in it! I really want to eat this salad right now. I have no asparagus, so I guess I’ll have to settle for a cheese stick!
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      Lil' Luna

      Yes, it reminded me of a Caprese Salad too!! You’ll have to let me know if you give it a try. It really is AWESOME!! 😉

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