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Easy Asparagus Salad

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Fresh seasonal asparagus grated and combined with carrots, fresh fennel, cilantro, and apple for an Easy Asparagus Salad. Served with a 5-ingredient dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, grey sea salt and pepper. Thinly sliced radishes, red onions or chopped green onions, and sprouts make perfect garnishes. Find the recipe at freshisreal.com

I created this Easy Asparagus Salad recipe for you—and well, my family too! Busy days usually means less time to cook. People are busy and on the go with sports, parties, family gatherings, and all sorts of events.

If you like asparagus and are looking for new ways to enjoy them give this 5-ingredient salad and 5-ingredient dressing a try! It’s simple to make with ingredients you most likely already have on hand.

Fresh seasonal asparagus grated and combined with carrots, fresh fennel, cilantro, and apple for an Easy Asparagus Salad. Served with a 5-ingredient dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, grey sea salt and pepper. Thinly sliced radishes, red onions or chopped green onions, and sprouts make perfect garnishes. Find the recipe at freshisreal.com

Add-Ins

Adding seeds, raisins or other of your favourite salads toppings is encouraged with this Easy Asparagus Salad. In the recipe below, I suggest garnishes such as radishes, sliced red onions, chopped green onions, sprouts, fresh herbs, etc.

Make this salad for you! Have fun and customize it as you wish. There are no rules other than it has to taste good to you and your family!

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Hopefully, my summertime recipes will inspire you to use your fresh vegetables and fruits in a variety of ways. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated but it’s nice to try new meals to keep things interesting.

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Fresh seasonal asparagus grated and combined with carrots, fresh fennel, cilantro, and apple for an Easy Asparagus Salad. Served with a 5-ingredient dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, grey sea salt and pepper. Thinly sliced radishes, red onions or chopped green onions, and sprouts make perfect garnishes. Find the recipe at freshisreal.com

Easy Asparagus Salad

  • Author: Chantal | Fresh is Real
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free | Allergen-Friendly | Plant-Based

Description

Looking for new ways to prepare and enjoy asparagus? Try this easy 5-ingredient salad with the perfect 5-ingredient dressing! Impress your family and friends with this quick no fuss salad!


Ingredients

Scale

Salad

1 asparagus bunch, grated (enough for 23 cups)*
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1/2 apple (any kind), cored, grated
1/2 cup cilantro microgreens, chopped**
1/4 cup fennel bulb, thinly sliced or chopped***

Dressing

4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/41/2 teaspoon fine grey sea salt
1/81/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine grated asparagus stems, carrot, apple, cilantro and fennel.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake well.
  3. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad just before serving.
  4. Decorate your salad with asparagus tops and garnishes.****
  5. Enjoy right away! 

Notes

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days. Add dressing just before eating.

* Reserve the asparagus tops to decorate your salad bowl(s).
** Regular cilantro is wonderful as well or use your favourite herb.
*** In a pinch, celery is a great substitute.
**** To garnish, you can add thinly sliced red onions or chopped green onions, radishes, sprouts, lime/lemon wedges, fresh herbs, etc.

Keywords: Asparagus, Salad, Coleslaw, Easy, 15 minutes, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Fresh seasonal asparagus grated and combined with carrots, fresh fennel, cilantro, and apple for an Easy Asparagus Salad. Served with a 5-ingredient dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, grey sea salt and pepper. Thinly sliced radishes, red onions or chopped green onions, and sprouts make perfect garnishes. Find the recipe at freshisreal.com

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ALLERGEN NOTE

Make sure the ingredients you purchase are prepared in a facility free from the top allergens YOU AVOID. Gluten-free products should be certified GF and clearly labelled. Consult your medical professional with your dietary questions.

Even certified gluten-free ingredients such as GF oats, corn, seeds, etc., can create health problems for individuals following a GF diet. Always consult a medical professional if unsure about ingredients for your needs.