Strawberry and Asparagus. Have you ever tried it before? You might be thinking that this combination is a truly weird one – but rest assured – IT IS NOT. There is something about the deliciousness of strawberries being paired with seasonal green asparagus that will make you want to reach for this salad again and again.
I first had this combination years and years ago on one of the very first dates with my husband. He blew me away with this combination, so this salad will be honored to us feeling young and reckless quite a long time ago 🤣.
As always, this salad is super easy to make. Simply use any lettuce you have, prepare the asparagus, cut the strawberries and make the dressing. Then simply bring everything together and enjoy an absolutely delicious meal. You could absolutely pair this Strawberry and Asparagus salad with a protein option of your choice.
Why is this Strawberry and Asparagus Salad good for you?
Asparagus is an awesome nutritional powerhouse! It is so special that in fact, it has recently received its’ own family species – the Asparagaceae family. Asparagus is high in vitamin K, copper, selenium, vitamin C, and E, as well as several of the B-vitamins. It also has amazing anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as a range of antioxidants. One of these antioxidants is called asparagusic acid. Whereas scientists believe it plays a significant role but have not fully found the link to which one, this particular acid is also responsible for the sometimes distinct smell of your urine after having consumed asparagus.
Also, are you aware of the key difference between white and green asparagus? I was not and found this one fascinating, which is the reason why I wanted to include it here. Green asparagus tends to have shot from the soil out into the sun, using chlorophyll in order to gather energy from the sun. White asparagus, on the other hand, are grown under soil where it does not use sunlight as its primary source of energy in order to grow. Nowadays, specific varieties for both green and white asparagus have been developed, but you could technically turn any white asparagus into a green one and vice versa, depending on how much light you subjected it to. How cool is that??!
How can I adjust this Strawberry and Asparagus Salad to my Dietary Requirements?
This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and nut-free. True, simple, whole food goodness at its best!
Similar Recipes on the Blog
So many delicious, yummy salad recipes on the blog for this time of the year 🥰. You can also check out some of the following recipes:
- Italian Anti Pasti Salad
- Lentil Salad with Apple and Fennel
- Fig and Arugula Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella
- Tuscan-Style Tomato and Bread Salad
- Easy, Simple Summer Salad
And there you have it for this week 🥳. I hope you enjoy this delicious, easy salad and lighten up your lunch or evenings with it. As always, please let me know how you are liking the recipe – either by commenting below and/or by rating the recipe. I love hearing from you!! Happy salad-making everyone 🥗🍓.