Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Do you think my Asparagus Salad will make it to the Cookbook?

When I go to summer picnics, a lot of the side dishes are potato salad, macaroni salad and various types of pasta salads. One thing that I've notice is that a lot of these salads are very starchy. That's when I set out to make a salad of my own ( that didn't include any pasta or potatoes).

I call this Asparagus Salad.

I love steamed asparagus in the summer time and I love putting it on the grill too!
In this recipe I steamed it but I suppose you could grill it if you wish.





1. Clean and snip ends of asparagus as usual.
2. Steam asparagus.
3. Cut each asparagus stalk into thirds.
4. Add to large mixing bowl

5. Cut up tomato, cucumbers, and black olives and add to mixing bowl.
6. Toss in Balsamic Vinaigrette.
7. Let chill.

I came up with this recipe last summer and when I take it to picnics I get so many compliments on it. It is a great alternative to the traditional  Macaroni on Pasta salads.

Since this recipe is my original creation, I am going to submit it to the Fit Approach recipe contest for their cookbook.   Do you think it has a chance of getting accepted?

What are some of your alternative salad dishes?

Since it's Tuesday, I'm linking up for Tasty Tuesday with Lean Lena. Don't forget to link you food posts up too!
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy. I am not a fan of cold pasta and love the idea of substituting asparagus, one of my favorite veggies!

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    1. Asparagus has become one of my favorites too!

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  2. This sounds delicious! I'm off to add it to my Pinterest board now.

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    1. Did you notice that we have a pin button right on the image so it makes it easy for pinning? ( I thought that was clever..haha). Thanks for adding it to your board!

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  3. This sounds great! I love tomato cucumber salads but would never have thought of adding in asparagus or olives. I'm definitely going to have to try this. My favorite salad to take to put lucks or cook outs is a black bean, corn and avocado salad. It's relatively healthy and still hearty enough to serve as a main dish for vegetarians.

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    1. I love tomato and cucumber salad too! I didn't even realize the similarities between the two!

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  4. Meranda...If I only liked asparagus LOL, this salad looks and sounds very healthy :)

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    1. I only started to like asparagus a few years ago myself!

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  5. I'm not handy with asparagus... I should try this & try & make it fit in my diet more.

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  6. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE asparagus despite how it makes my pee smell lol! Love the recipe too, gotta try it next time I buy it :) xoxo

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  7. Haha, I thought that was just an old wives tale!

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  8. Mmm that looks yummy! I'm definitely going to try it! :)

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  9. Oh I definitely think you'll make the cookbook! This looks yummy!

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  10. I wish I was a fan of asparagus because the picture makes it look so yummy!!

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