Roasted Asparagus Salad

The asparagus has started producing, and we’re getting at least 4 or 5 spears a day.  I swear you could watch them grow.  We love roasted asparagus, but this time I decided a salad would be even more delicious.

Asparagus Salad

Roasted Asparagus Salad

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and ready to cook
  • Zest of one lime
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chopped cilantro (mint and Thai basil are good additions)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup toasted sesame oil
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 TBSP grated ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic, pressed

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 450.
  2. Place asparagus in baking pan, sprinkle with zest, salt and pepper, then drizzle with oil, and toss.
  3. Roast for 10-12 minutes. Turn occasionally.
  4. Let cool, then chop into bite-size pieces.
  5. Dressing
  6. Place all ingredients in jar and shake.
  7. Salad
  8. Place asparagus and cilantro in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.
  9. Other salad ideas: Serve asparagus on bed on baby lettuce and arugula. Toss asparagus with chicken or ham.
http://www.centexcooks.com/roasted-asparagus-salad/