Asparagus & Feta Salad

Asparagus & Feta Salad

Asparagus & Feta Salad-

I’m back with another favourite salad of mine! I have been loving these this summer. These Asparagus & Feta mason-jar salads are refreshing, healthy, easy to make, and delicious. I enjoy salads that aren’t lettuce based, so if you also like to change it up, this “salad” may be for you. As usual, I like to layer these in mason jars for easy storage. I keep the dressing in a separate container and use as necessary. No need to refrigerate the dressing. See here for my other favourite mason-jar salad recipe, Chickpea Greek!

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time:     15 min.        yield:     4 Servings

 

salad:

ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (you could substitute for brown rice)
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed, diced (I usually dice pieces about 1″)
  • 1 package of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta (approx.)

 

vinaigrette:

ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

directions:

  1. Boil a large pot of water with salt. While the water is boiling, wash and chop your asparagus.
  2. Assemble your dressing- add ingredients to a small mason jar, secure the lid, and shake!
  3. Boil asparagus over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes, until soft.
  4. Transfer asparagus to ice bath, and drain.
  5. In the meantime, cook the quinoa, and chop walnuts & tomato.
  6. Assemble your salad! I start with the quinoa, followed by the cherry tomatoes, asparagus, walnuts and then the feta!
  7. When you are ready to eat, simply transfer to a bowl and add your dressing!

    Bon Appétit!

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10 Comments

  1. Cathy
    September 27, 2018 / 6:02 am

    Looks yummy!!

  2. September 27, 2018 / 8:46 am

    Putting them in mason jars is such a great idea! I’ve been loving asparagus and you gave me the inspiration to try making a salad with that!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Layna
    http://www.beautybeyondtwenty.com

  3. nikkiwebber
    September 27, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  4. aimsysantics
    September 29, 2018 / 8:06 am

    This salad sounds delicious and fresh! I love a different type of salad too, lettuce can get a bit boring can’t it? Asparagus is one of my favs and mixed with the feta I bet it is brill!
    I will deffo be trying this out!

    Aimsy xoxo

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