Roasted Aspargus Salad + Veggie Lasagna Recipe + The Best Graphic Tees

You guys know I love salads.  My dream would be to publish a cookbook all about salads.  I am always trying to come up with new combinations and this one was really good.  Super light and refreshing and full of so many veggies.  This can be made ahead of time but I would wait to add the dressing.   This will save in the fridge for a day or two, if you omit the arugula I think it wold save even longer.  This would be wonderful with grilled chicken or shrimp as a super light and healthy dinner!  Enjoy!

We served this with veggie lasagna and I had lots of requests to share that recipe.  I made a few changes and I used squash, zucchini and mushrooms as the veggies.  I diced them and sauteed them in olive oil.  I also added frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry) into the ricotta mixture.  The recipe is great the original way too this just saves a little time,  You can see the recipe HERE.

R O A S T E D  A S P A R A G U S  S A L A D

1 bunch asparagus

1 cup cherry tomatoes halved

1 small orange bell pepper diced

4 oz crumbled feta

1 cup cooked quinoa

handful arugula

1/2 red onion thinly sliced

2 baby cucumbers diced

sliced green olives

3 tablespoons olive oil

juice of one lemon

1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar.

 

Break ends of asparagus and place on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.  Roast at 350 degrees 10 minutes- you still want the asparagus to be crispy.

In a bowl combine asparagus, quinoa, feta, bell pepper, red onion, cucumbers and arugula.  Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and red wine vinegar.  Drizzle over salad.  Taste and season accordingly with more salt and pepper.

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9 Comments

  1. Jenn Kelley
    March 7, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    First time commenter here. I would preorder your book! I make several of your salads regularly.

  2. Kippy
    March 7, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    Since you sautee the veggies, do you skip the salt/drying part for squash and zucchini? Thanks!

    • nataliemason
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 10:46 pm

      yep you can skip that part!

  3. Terri
    March 8, 2018 / 12:07 am

    So did you use squash, zucchini and mushrooms instead of the veggies called for in the recipe? Looks amazing – can’t wait to make it!

    • nataliemason
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 1:08 am

      yes thats right!

  4. Julie
    March 8, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    Make a salad cookbook. Your followers would all buy it and it would fly off the shelves!

  5. Natalie W
    March 8, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    Speaking of you’re awesome salads…I am always looking for your dishes. Can you link them again and maybe some alternatives.

  6. Sarah
    March 24, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    The farmer’s market lasagna was seriously the BEST lasagna ever! I made it Sunday and my boyfriend and I had lunch all week. Thank you so much for sharing…I love your blog. 🙂

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