Asparagus Salad

Asparagus Salad

Tender asparagus is tossed in a bright vinaigrette and topped with parmesan cheese! Serve my asparagus salad as a side dish for any meal.

Asparagus salad pin

I know… Thanksgiving is next week.  I should be writing about all things butter and turkey.

I have had some good Thanksgiving posts with a vegetarian, crock pot or healthy twist.

My Vegetarian Stuffing, Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes and Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese just to name a few.

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But I know myself and I know I will need a break from all of that comfort food.    This asparagus salad fits the bill perfectly.  Pin this and refer to it when you just can not handle the thought of eating stuffing again.

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To make this  delicious asparagus salad, you quickly blanch the greens.

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Next you whisk together a sweet and savory dressing.

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Mix it all together and you have a simple side dish for lunch or dinner.

Your stomach will thank you.

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I’ll be back to regularly scheduled Thanksgiving food tomorrow.

Asparagus Salad

Julie Wunder
Tender asparagus is tossed in a bright vinaigrette and topped with parmesan cheese! Serve my asparagus salad as a side dish for any meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 11 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 2 packages thin asparagus
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan


  • Bring a pot of water to boil. Prepare a second bowl with ice water.
  • While you are waiting on the boil, snap the woody ends off the bottom of the asparagus.
  • Blanch the asparagus by submerging it in the boiling water for 30 seconds. Quickly remove and put asparagus in an ice bath to prevent overcooking.
  • Cut the asparagus into 3 inch long pieces.
  • Make the dressing by whisking the lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Toss the asparagus in the dressing and parmesan cheese.
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Your turn!

How many days can you eat Thanksgiving leftovers before all you want is salad.

Are you getting excited about the holidays?

By | 2018-06-28T14:26:15-04:00 November 18th, 2014|All Vegetarian, Food, Salads, Side Dishes|21 Comments


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  3. Chelsea Pearl November 19, 2014 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Love how fresh and simple this recipe is. Reminds me I need to pick up some at the grocery store this weekend!

  4. Joanna @Makingmine November 19, 2014 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Confession: I NEVER use asparagus. I like it – I just never buy it! Now I want to make this salad asap 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 19, 2014 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      It’s so easy to make! My hubby loves it so I buy it quite a bit.

  5. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie November 19, 2014 at 7:31 am - Reply

    I wish I liked asparagus because this looks great! I can normally manage a bite or two of it, but not enough to justify buying any.

  6. Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes November 18, 2014 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Love how simple this recipe is. I’ll have to try veganize it but that should be super simple. Maybe I’ll do that next week and link back to you. Looks delicious!

    • JulieWunder November 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      Yeah! Let me know what you come up with!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Lean Lena November 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    LOVE asparagus and this recipe! Thanks for the tips with the ice bath – probably common knowledge, but new to me 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with Tasty Tuesday, Julie 🙂 Hope to see you again next week.

    • JulieWunder November 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      I just figured it out a few years ago 🙂 Thank you for the link-up!

  8. Yuliya November 18, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Ooh! I love asparagus! This recipe looks so yummy – pinned!

  9. Annmarie November 18, 2014 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Asparagus is one of my fav things to eat! Love the flavor combo of honey and mustard too…this looks delicious!

    • JulieWunder November 18, 2014 at 10:14 am - Reply

      Thanks Annmarie! I think you will really like it!

  10. jill conyers November 18, 2014 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I’m looking forward to the holidays and everything that goes with them! Asparagus is a staple in our house. I’m definitely trying this recipe.

  11. Susanna @Zealous Mom November 18, 2014 at 6:43 am - Reply

    I love asparagus! This look so scrumptious. Pinned.

  12. Blane Sherer November 18, 2014 at 5:53 am - Reply

    Sounds good. I’ll try it.
    Yes, I am getting excited about Thanksgiving.
    I travel for Thanksgiving celebrations on the weekend( drive ).
    I will work on the actual Thanksgiving day like a normal Thursday.

    • JulieWunder November 18, 2014 at 7:59 am - Reply

      aw bummer! This is first year I have known I was going to get off the holidays!

  13. Jenny November 18, 2014 at 5:26 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Oh, this sounds SO good to me right now! I need a balance of those ridiculously delicious heavy foods and my beloved veggies. And you’ve nailed the asparagus/lemon combo that’s so refreshing! I’m totally making this…and how amazing would a drippy egg be on top??!

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