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California Avocado and Roasted Asparagus Salad

California Avocado and Roasted Asparagus Salad
Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

n/a

Cook time:

10 min

If you like asparagus, you will love this recipe. Roasted asparagus and creamy California Avocados make this simple salad extraordinary. Good source of Vitamins A, C and Iron.

ingredients

Serving Size: 4

1 lb. fresh asparagus, tough ends snapped off
1 Tbsp. olive oil
As needed Sea salt, to taste
5 oz. spring mix salad greens
1 cup grape tomatoes
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
As needed Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
As needed Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette Ingredients
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced*
1 Tbsp. coarse Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
As needed Sea salt, to taste
As needed *If using roasted garlic double the amount.

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place asparagus in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes, just until crisp-tender. Time will vary based on the thickness of the asparagus; do not overcook. Immediately remove from hot baking sheet and cool.
  2. Arrange salad greens on individual plates. Top evenly with roasted asparagus, tomatoes, onion and avocado. Drizzle with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette.

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette Instructions

  1. Stir together the lemon juice, garlic, mustard and red pepper flakes. Whisk in olive oil. Taste and add sea salt if desired.

Serving Suggestions: Add baked tofu or fresh grilled scallops for a main-dish salad.

Beverage Pairings: Try with chilled sparkling wine.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 260; Total Fat 23 g (Sat 3 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2.5 g, Mono 16 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 210 mg; Potassium 650 mg; Total Carbohydrates 13 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Total Sugars 5 g; Protein 5 g; Vitamin A 1630 (IU); Vitamin C 25 mg; Calcium 56 mg; Iron 3.4 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 130 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 35%; Vitamin C 40%; Calcium 6%; Iron 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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