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!