Asparagus Salad makes a healthy tasty treat for lunch in summer. Salads are one of my favourite light lunches in summer with a whole host of combinations of raw or lightly cooked vegetables and leafy salads eaten with quiches, cold meats, canned or fresh fish .... the list goes on.
But then there is another host of light lunches based around or combining asparagus which are just perfect in the summer.
Here we bring together a range of our recipes that might be enjoyed at lunch time or any other time when you fancy something light and tasty. We also include some slightly heavier recipes that are not really main meals in themselves and ideas for snacks and outdoor eating. We hope you find something that takes your fancy.
Scroll on down for our advice on Asparagus Salads.
There are so many ways to make an Asparagus Salad that I don’t know where to start. I looked up the definition of a salad and I got “a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients”. So pretty much any combination of asparagus and at least one other vegetable!There are lots of recipes for Asparagus Salads but here are a few tips to get you started putting asparagus into your own combinations:
Asparagus is a lovely fresh crunchy vegetable served raw but here are some tips:
If you are going to cook your asparagus to serve it in a salad here are a few suggestions:
With these thoughts in mind here are a couple of Asparagus Salad Recipes you might like to try
These three ingredients complement each other and are perfect partners for a salad. Serve them together as a starter, a light lunch or with a few extra's as a really healthy main.
In the summer we often hard boil a few eggs at a time or cook an extra piece of salmon in the evening then keep it in the fridge for a couple of days to use in a light lunch salad like this one. Makes lunch very quick and easy.
The recipe serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main course. For a light lunch serve with your favourite type of crusty rolls or bread and for a mian meal try adding new potatoes or some brown rice.
2 salmon fillets
2 hard boiled eggs
400g fresh asparagus spears (see tips above for chosing asparagus for a raw salad
1-2 fresh lettuce depending on size
Fresh herbs : corriander, chives, parsley,
8 cherry tomoatoes or 2 regular tomatoes
half a cucumber
Enjoy with your favourite salad dressing!
Cooking Time: 20 mins
As an alternative to cooking the salmon in the oven you could try the Fish & Veggie Steamer that i use for microwaveing asparagus. I don't know what we'd do without ours!
You might also be interested in our ideas for asparagus salads in your lunch box and in our asparagus quiche recipes and our asparagus frittata recipe both of which are great with salad for a light lunch or summery supper.
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