Fresh Spring & Summer Salad Recipe from our Dietitian Calgary Office
This easy balsamic strawberry asparagus salad recipe takes advantage of fresh seasonal produce, as well as using the BBQ to roast the asparagus. With a drizzle of balsamic reduction, and fresh basil, this side dish is a great blend of spring or summer flavours. Serve with grilled meat, poultry, seafood or tofu and whole grain garlic toast for a balanced meal.
Servings: 6 servings
What you need:
- 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 20 medium strawberries, sliced
- 10 leaves basil, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
How to make:
- Prepare balsamic vinegar reduction by bringing the balsamic vinegar to boil in a saucepan and then lower the temperature and simmer until reduced by half. (you can also purchase bottles of reduced balsamic vinegar often known as “balsamic reduction” as a time-saving option.
- Preheat BBQ to high heat.
- Drizzle olive oil over asparagus, and grill for 3 – 5 minutes.
- Divide asparagus among the plates and top with sliced berries, basil, and salt and pepper.
- Use a spoon to drizzle each serving of asparagus with the balsamic syrup
- Calories 48
- Fat 0.01 g
- Carbohydrates 5.5 g
- Dietary Fibre 1.5 g
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