Springtime Asparagus, Strawberry, & Arugula Salad
One of my favorite aspects of Spring is the new crop of produce that breaks me out of my winter routine. Sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and butternut squash are replaced with avocados, asparagus, and arugula; and apples get kicked to the curb as kiwis, mangos, and strawberries come into season.
Spring produce has come into season earlier this year, thanks to unseasonably warm winter temperatures… so bright green tender asparagus and ruby red juicy strawberries are already gracing stores’ shelves in abundance.
The spring produce is complimented by a sweet-tart dressing and topped with tangy blue cheese & crunchy sliced almonds. The flavors work beautifully together, and the warm roasted asparagus gently wilts the fresh arugula. I really enjoyed the temperature contrast, but if you’d prefer a cold salad, simply let the roasted asparagus cool completely before tossing with the salad. Just like springtime, this salad can be warm or cold!
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