Asparagus and Pear Salad

June 12, 2015
Asparagus and Pear Salad

Made it to Friday yah! Friday turned into another rainy, stormy day which isn’t good for my bike riding duties. It was pouring so hard in the afternoon I literally couldn’t ride so a neighbor was nice enough to offer me a ride there. Philip works in Hamilton so really cannot take me. Other than that I had a pretty easy day at work, the kids were asking for smoothies again which is great since they are super healthy!

Keeping with the summer theme I decided to make another salad, which I’m sure is going to be a big theme through the summer months. We’ll have enough horrible cold, dark moths to prepare some hot recipes. Most people eat asparagus cooked, but I do like it raw and marinated. This marinade helps soften the asparagus if you leave it long enough. I added onions, cherry tomatoes some greens and then sliced up a delicious pear to top it all off.

Asparagus and Pear Salad
Asparagus and Pear Salad
Asparagus and Pear Salad
Asparagus and Pear Salad

Asparagus and Pear Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • ½ cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 2 pears thinly sliced
  • 6 cups of greens
  1. Wash asparagus and trim ends. Peel away any dark skin. Place asparagus in a dish with the onion and tomatoes. In another bowl mix the other ingredients together and pour over the asparagus mixture. Tossing together. Put in fridge for a least 4 hours if possible the longer you leave more flavor the dish will be. Place on a bed of greens with the thin sliced pears. Pour left over marinade over the salad.

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