Asparagus Salad with Avocado Dressing

So I was looking for a recipe to post because I have hit a wall and really didn’t have any brilliant new recipe ideas – shocking I know… I went online looking for something with avocado because I have a bunch of them and found a gem that I modified to fit the ingredients in my fridge… Turned out amazing if I do say so myself! Here is an asparagus salad with an avocado dressing!

Click here for the original recipe Asparagus & Raddish Salad from the Food Network (I hate HATE radishes so I changed this recipe up – to each his own though!)

First I need to tell you something

I hate radishes. I have always hated radishes. When I was a little girl my parents friends (close ones I called aunt and uncle) started calling me Radish as a nickname because I hated radishes and refused to eat them.

That still bugs me.

Ok, moving on…

Ingredients for Asparagus salad

you will need these things for this amazing asparagus salad with avocado dressing

Asparagus – 1 bunch trimmed

Salad greens – I like Mizuna Lettuce or green leaf lettuce

and these things for the dressing:

one avocado

lemon juice 1/4 cup

water 1/4 cup

chives or 2 green onions

tarragon 1.5 Tbsp fresh (I used 1 Tbsp dried)

Olive or Avocado Oil 3 Tbsp

salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Asperagus salad

Blanch asparagus for 3 minutes in boiling water and cool. I cut these up into bite sized pieces and then tossed with salad greens. Spoon dressing on top.

Dressing directions: place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. That’s it!

To make it even easier you can prepare the asparagus the night before so you don’t have to wait for it to cool – or plunge hot asparagus into cold water to cool quickly then drain and pat dry.

So yummy and summery I hope you love the flavors of this amazing salad on what looks like it will be our first nice weather and IS no matter what, our first long weekend of the summer season! Enjoy!

Brussels Sprouts Salad

Have a bunch of brussels sprouts in the fridge not sure what to do with? This happens to me often – my family hates them but I love them… so what to do? This quick, easy and healthy brussels sprouts salad is tasty and amazing, makes a great lunch and will keep for a few days so you can make it ahead of time.

Health benefits of brussels sprouts

According to the Google:

10 Ways Brussels Sprouts Benefit Your Health

  • High in Nutrients. Share on Pinterest. …
  • Rich in Antioxidants. Brussels sprouts have many health benefits, but their impressive antioxidant content stands out. …
  • May Help Protect Against Cancer. …
  • High in Fiber. …
  • Rich in Vitamin K. …
  • May Help Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels. …
  • Contain ALA Omega-3 Fatty Acids. …
  • May Reduce Inflammation.

More things about Brussels Sprouts

here is an interesting link about brussels sprouts (and yes it is spelled correctly here I looked it up! Interesting stuff about brussels sprouts


Here are the things you will need to make this easy tasty brussels sprouts salad

brussels sprouts

cherry tomatoes

flavored olive oil (I used chipotle flavour)




Super easy directions for the tasty Brussels sprouts salad. First cut the ends off the sprouts and cut them in half – put them in a bowl with halved cherry tomatoes. add flavoured oil and salt as well as crushed garlic and toss. Place on tray lined with foil and bake at 350F – I do this in the toaster oven. It takes about 15 minutes but just watch them – they are done when they get a bit charred on the top. This can be eaten hot or stored for later and is terrific cold. Also great with a bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese or maybe a squeeze of fresh lemon.

Brussels sprouts salad is now a staple in my lunch routine – I hope you love it as much as I do!