Spinach, Asparagus, Tomato Salad Recipe with tossed with toasted pecans, feta cheese and homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette. A perfect fresh salad for a meal or as a side.
This is one of those fantastic salads that really hits the spot when the weather is hot. We have been on a long, hot, very dry streak (for up here in New Hampshire) and I was craving a big ole salad this weekend.
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I wanted something simple to make so I chose spinach, asparagus and grape tomatoes and then added some yummy toasted pecans and feta cheese to kick up the flavors and topped it with my favorite homemade balsamic vinaigrette. I picked up Natures Promise dijon mustard and minced garlic to use in the dressing as well.
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I served it with grilled chicken with this amazing marinade ever and cilantro lime brown rice.
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe <– Get the recipe there
1 ½ cups of fresh baby spinach
1 bunch of fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
½ cup chopped pecans or sliced almonds, toasted (I heat them in the microwave believe it or not. 1-2 minutes on a paper towel and they are nice and toasty.
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled (more if desired)
Prepare this homemade balsamic vinaigrette and set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Trim the tough ends off of the asparagus and cut into 2 inch pieces.
Add asparagus to the boiling water and boil for approx. 4 – 5 minutes, until just tender and still crisp.
While the asparagus is cooking, fill a medium sized bowl with ice and cold water.
Pour the asparagus into a strainer to drain and then immediately transfer it to the ice water for about 10 seconds. Then drain asparagus again.
Place the baby spinach in a medium sized bowl. Add the asparagus, tomatoes and pecans or almonds.
Drizzle desired amount of vinaigrette over top and toss lightly.
Sprinkle with feta cheese. Toss gently again to incorporate.
Spinach, Asparagus, Tomato, Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 ½ cups of fresh baby spinach
- 1 lb fresh asparagus tough ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 pint grape tomatoes cut in half
- ½ cup chopped pecans or sliced almonds toasted (I heat them in the microwave believe it or not. 1-2 minutes on a paper towel and they are nice and toasty.
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled (more if desired)
- Prepare this homemade balsamic vinaigrette and set aside.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Trim the tough ends off of the asparagus and cut into 2 inch pieces.
- Add asparagus to the boiling water and boil for approx. 4 - 5 minutes, until just tender and still crisp,
- While the asparagus is cooking, fill a medium sized bowl with ice and cold water.
- Pour the asparagus into a strainer to drain and then immediately transfer it to the ice water for about 10 seconds. Then drain asparagus again.
- Place the baby spinach in a medium sized bowl. Add the asparagus, tomatoes and pecans or almonds.
- Drizzle desired amount of vinaigrette over top and toss lightly.Sprinkle with feta cheese. Toss gently again to incorporate.
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Hi Sherry, looks really good.Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Pinned & sharing
What a great dish, this looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your recipe is great! Hope you have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon.
Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning and tweeting.
Sherri, Asparagus is so good. The salad looks delicious. Sylvia D.
I am going to make this! I have asparagus screaming at me to hurry and eat it up! Lol
Thanks for the recipe!
This is such a must try in our home and thanks for sharing!! Please come on over and share this on our blog hop we have Wednesday thru Sunday.
Your salad looks absolutely amazing, my family loves all of the ingredients so I am sure it will be a winner. Pinned Tweeted and shared on FB!! 🙂
Thank you for taking time to stop by and share your recipe and blog on the #OMHGWW this week.
That looks so pretty and delicious! Yum!!