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Asparagus Summer Salad with Ginger Pomegranate Vinaigrette

23 Apr

In an unrelated topic to this recipe, I will be adding a new category to this blog called,  “Paleo on The Run”. This category will be for recipes that I post which can be made in 20 minutes or less. I’ve had requests for recipes that are quick and easy for those hectic schedules, so I hope this helps ( I am always open to requests or suggestions to make your Paleo lifestyle easier) 🙂

It’s almost May, and the time for summer salads has come! Being that I am obsessed with cooking magazines, The inspiration for this recipe ( with no surprise) came from the latest edition of “Cooking Light”  that I saw at the book store that used asparagus and mango in a salad. I never thought the two would go well together, but wow, what a delicious salad this was! To really bring all the flavors together, I made a fruity vinaigrette dressing using pomegranate infused vinegar ( you can find this at most grocery stores). AMAZING

SERVING SIZE: Feeds 2

INGREDIENTS FOR SALAD

  • 2 cups of spinach ( Chopped up)
  • 2 cups of mix green salad ( Chopped up)
  • 1/2 cup of red onion
  • 1/3 cup of green onion
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced mango ( sliced with a carrot peeler)
  • 1/2 cup of avocado
  • 1/4 cup of sliced almonds
  • 5 stalks of asparagus cooked with olive oil
INGREDIENTS FOR GINGER POMEGRANATE VINAIGRETTE
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 tsp of cilantro
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of honey
DIRECTIONS
  • Grill or sauté your asparagus on the stove in olive oil until cooked. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Mix all of your salad ingredients and then your dressing ingredients in a small container with a lid. Shake up well and mix with your salad. Add asparagus last. Eat and enjoy!

DIRECTIONS

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