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by • May 7, 2015 • Soups & SaladsComments (1)2274

Asparagus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Salads are labeled as side dishes when they could just as easily become the
hero. A marrying of fresh flavors and varying textures, salads are a welcome
relief from standard fare. For a larger meal, serve with grilled chicken breast or a
chunk of grilled ciabatta bread.

Oleoestepa Arbequina is fruity in taste, most characterized by green fruits,
tomatoes and hint of green almond. With a balancing of peppery arugula and
fresh oranges, the olive oil sings.

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Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 8 oz. arugula
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 1 cup mandarin orange slices (fresh or canned)
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

For The Dressing:

  • 1/2 C olive oil (Try Oleoestepa Arbequina)
  • 1 shallot
  • juice of half a lemon
  • juice of one mandarin orange
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • dash of salt

Directions

  • Place all dressing ingredients into a tall bowl or glass. Mix with an immersion blender until very smooth. Set aside.
  • Place arugula into a large serving bowl. Using a peeler, shave the asparagus over the arugula, starting at the tips and working down. Discard the hard ends.
  • Top with orange slices, almonds, Parmesan and dressing then toss. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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One Response to Asparagus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

  1. Jhc peterson says:

    Sounds sooooo good but think i shorted out my ipad drooling as i read it
    Thx

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