Spring Asparagus and Strawberry Salad

Spring Asparagus and Strawberry Salad

This vibrant Spring Asparagus and Strawberry Salad recipe is a delightful blend of fresh asparagus, strawberries, and a tangy balsamic dressing.

Perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish at your next gathering, this salad is not only easy to make but full of flavor and nutrients to keep you feeling refreshed and satisfied.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and immediately submerge in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and preserve the vibrant green color. Drain again and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked asparagus, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, and chopped basil.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  4. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Tips and Tricks

  • For added crunch, try adding some toasted nuts like almonds or walnuts to the salad.
  • Feel free to substitute goat cheese for the feta if desired.

Nutritional Information


Substitution Options

  • For a vegan option, replace the feta cheese with a dairy-free cheese alternative.
  • Replace the strawberries with other seasonal fruits like blueberries or raspberries for a different flavor profile.

Wine or Beverage Pairings

A crisp, light white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc or a Rosé pairs well with this refreshing salad. Alternatively, a fruity and slightly tart beverage like a raspberry lemonade would also complement the flavors nicely.

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