Fresh Tomato and Asparagus Salad

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There is nothing like the taste of fresh asparagus to signify that spring is here.  As one of the first harvests of spring, there’s a small window of time when asparagus is at its finest. This tomato and asparagus salad, topped with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette is the perfect way to welcome warmer weather.

This crisp, light salad showcases all that tender asparagus has to offer.  It’s almost like you can taste spring-time in every bite.   It’s truly a beautiful salad.  The red, juicy tomatoes contrasted with the bright green asparagus and ribbons of fresh basil.  The whole thing glistening from the vinaigrette.   It’s a sight, I tell you.

Now, I’m picky with my tomatoes.  I prefer to get them fresh right out of my garden.  However, if I’m forced to get the from the grocery store (which is 10 month out of the year in northeastern PA), then I only get tomatoes on the vine.  There is nothing worse than a tomato that has been forced to ripen.

I made this as a side dish for a recent get-together, and it stole the show.  I think next time, I’ll add some avocado and fresh mozzarella.  If you’re an asparagus fan, you might want to give my recipe for Tuscan Roasted Asparagus a try too!  It’s delish!

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4 thoughts on “Fresh Tomato and Asparagus Salad”

  1. This looks so yummy! I’m a big fan of asparagus and fresh tomatoes and pretty much everything else in this dish!

  2. I got some asparagus at the farmers market last week and was looking for something new to do with it. This recipe caught my eye and I made it for dinner that night. It was great! Everyone loved it. Thanks for a great new asparagus recipe to add to my collection. Definitely a keeper!


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