Thursday, July 14, 2011

Orange, asparagus and almond salad

**Note:  I renamed the 'Cook' page 'Recipes' and have turned it into a quick reference index of all the dishes I've shown on the blog, with links back to the individual posts. I hope you find it useful! I'll update it with the latest recipes every couple of weeks, otherwise it'll be constantly showing up in your blogroll (I think). **

This recipe is incredibly easy to prepare and a good choice for spring/early summer when asparagus is in abundance. Trim then steam a small bunch of asparagus until tender-crisp, Cut into 3-4 inch long segments. Add orange segments from 1 or 2 oranges (set aside two segments for vinaigrette), diced red onion and roughly chopped toasted almonds. To make dressing, whisk together juice from two orange segments, 1T red wine vinegar, 1 tsp honey, 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, and pepper.

Variations and time savers:
Don't toast almonds.
Substitute almonds for walnuts or cashews.
Substitute asparagus for green beans.


  1. YUM!! this looks amazing! definitely need to try this!

    xo danni

  2. I really love this! and can I say you are becoming more and more ept at taking food related pictures!

  3. this looks delish! must try this at home! :D


  4. I've never seen these ingredients together, genius! This looks super good.



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