Roasted Asparagus Salad – Delicious roasted asparagus, candied nuts, and a little bite from the cheese (or not). Makes a great addition to your spring table.
While it may not be the healthiest way to eat a salad, I LOVE eating a salad chock-full of goodies–nuts, fruit, veggies, cheese, sometimes bacon, and a great dressing. While I do like packing them full of add-ins, salads like this don’t have to be unhealthy. We eat big, filled-out salads like this once a week or so, which breaks up our routine, gives us a good helping of fruits or vegetables (or both), and is a great excuse to pack a salad full of yummy goodness.
I saw a great idea for a salad with roasted asparagus in it. I love roasted asparagus, and I had a “doh!” moment where I thought “now, why didn’t I think of that!?” This salad is delicious with spring mix, roasted asparagus pieces, dried cranberries, candied pecans, and a touch of cotija or feta cheese to top things off.
I tried this with a few different dressings to see what went best. We tried a balsamic vinaigrette and Brianna’s brand creamy poppy seed dressing. Both were delicious. You don’t need much in the way of dressing–just enough to coat it. (p.s. I like Brianna’s brand because they don’t use corn syrup)
This was very satisfying as a meatless main dish and would be delicious paired with some roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes or a nice, good-quality bread. Try it quickly, before asparagus season is over!Print