Spring produce is back! Asparagus, strawberries, radishes, artichokes… I love this time of year. Just when you think the Winter will last forever, the sun starts coming out, there is less and less need for that heavy jacket, and you’re just about ready to turn the grill on permanently. 

Asparagus

Asparagus is one of those vegetables that is just so Spring. My go-to? Simple roasted asparagus seasoned and finished off with a touch of lemon! You can’t go wrong. This season I have made it my mission to explore the ways to use asparagus, though… Salads, soups, you name it! 

Howtoprepareasaparagus Let’s kick the season off with this Strawberry Asparagus Salad! Bursting with flavor and full of nutrients. Add in grilled chicken to make it a rounded protein-packed meal (even though asparagus is a good source of protein), and ta-da, a perfect Spring meal!

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Strawberry Asparagus Salad with Bacon & Almonds
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  2. 2 cups fresh strawberries
  3. 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  4. 4 slices nitrate-free bacon
  5. Optional: 2 organic grilled chicken breasts
  6. Optional: 2 cups fresh spinach
  7. Strawberry Vinaigrette: find it here
Instructions
  1. 1. Steam asparagus (see method above) until tender and set aside, sprinkle with Himalayan sea salt
  2. 2. Make bacon using desired method, and if adding chicken prepare your chicken during his step
  3. 3. Slice strawberries thin
  4. 4. Make Strawberry Vinaigrette, and place in refrigerator until ready to serve
5. Assemble
  1. -For serving dish, lay out steamed asparagus and top with bacon, almonds, and strawberries- drizzle with dressing and set some aside for serving
  2. -For individual salads, place a handful of fresh spinach in the bottom of your bowl, cut up asparagus and place on top, add chicken, bacon, almonds, and strawberries, serve with dressing on the side
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Spring Harvest Buddha Bowl with a Dill Vinaigrette from With Food & Love

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What is your favorite way to cook asparagus?