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Grilled Asparagus & Mini Tomato Pasta Salad

 

Grilled Asparagus & Mini Tomato Pasta salad

Keeping it light and fresh with yet another variety of my super salads.  At times I am in a constant state of dilemma often voluntarily opting for massive bowls of salads and then equally devouring my other meals simultaneously… oh yes I do 🙂  Asparagus are so delicious and to bring out it’s nutty flavour all I do is grill them in a hot pan with some butter …mm mmm mmmm #drewl. That’s about it…  For this recipe I’ve used two types of tomatoes which are just sweet and juicy – this compliment the dressing perfectly.  Keep it light and Fresh this week 🙂

Preparation: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves:  2 – 3

This is what you will need:

2 cups pasta screws (fusilli)

1 tsp (5ml) olive oil

1 tsp (5ml) butter

180g asparagus (1 bunch)

90g speciality lettuce or lettuce of your choice

10-15 Mini Italian plum tomatoes

10-15 Yellow mini cherry tomatoes

1 small cucumber sliced

100g feta cheese roughly broken into pieces

1 lemon quartered

Glug of extra virgin olive oil

Salt to season

Grind of black pepper

This is how?

Let’s get this salad started:-)

Boil pasta as per instruction on the pack.  Once done – keep aside

Cut 2cm of the bottom ends of the asparagus, and then thoroughly rinse out with cold water. First steam asparagus for a minute.  Do not over steam!!! We want it to maintain its crispiness

Heat oil and butter in a pan, toss in asparagus and sauté for a few minutes – 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat and start assembling the salad.

Dress the salad:  with a squeeze of lemon juice, a glug off olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper…keeping it light and fresh J

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This entry was posted on February 8, 2016 by in Asparagus, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , , , .
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