Strawberry and Asparagus Salad on a light blue plate photographed from above
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Strawberry and Asparagus Salad

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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.

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad on a light blue plate with strawberries visible in the background

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 🤣.

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad on a light blue plate photographed from above

As always, this salad is super easy to make. Simply use any lettuce you have (albeit I provide you some great options – but variety is always welcome here), 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.

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad on a light blue plate with strawberries visible in the background, photographed up close

Why is this Strawberry and Asparagus Salad good for you?

Asparagus

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.

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad photographed up close

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??!

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad with a fork stuck into it, photographed from above

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!

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad with a fork stuck into it, photographed up close

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:

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad with a fork stuck into it, photographed from above

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 🥗🍓.

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ann Robejsek Course: Main, side, quick u0026 easyCuisine: Vegan, vegetarianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

This Strawberry and Asparagus Salad combines two of the most delicious flavors available in spring and pairs them perfectly together. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • For the salad
  • 100 gr. lettuce of choice

  • 200 gr. strawberries

  • 250 gr. green asparagus spears

  • 3 tbsp Pumpkin seeds

  • 2 stalks of spring onions

  • A little bit of salt

  • For the dressing
  • 2 tsp mustard (heaping)

  • 2 tbsp good quality olive oil

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • Pepper to taste

How to

  • For the salad
  • Wash the asparagus. Cut off the ends of stalks and then cut into smaller pieces (about 3-4 times, depending on how long your asparagus is). Add the asparagus to a large pan of water, add a bit of salt and cover with a lid. Turn the heat to high and gently heat the asparagus. It should not take longer than ca. 10 minutes. You will know when it is done if you can pierce it with a knife. Alternatively: If your stalks are quite thin, you can likely also simply sautee them in a bit of cooking oil of your choice for ca. 5-8 minutes
  • Whilst the asparagus is cooking, prepare the rest of the salad. Wash, dry, and chop the lettuce and add to a bowl. Wash and de-stem the strawberries and cut them into either halves or quarters and add along. Wash and finely chop the spring onions and add along with the pumpkin seeds as well
  • For the dressing
  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake (or mix in a bowl and use a spoon). Once the asparagus is done, add to the salad, add the dressing and mix everything through. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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