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Grilled Asparagus Salad with Strawberries & Mozzarella

Serve this simple grilled asparagus salad with fresh strawberries and mozzarella with a drizzle of easy balsamic dressing with mint.  It makes a deliciously refreshing light lunch.
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine International
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Monika Dabrowski

Ingredients

  • 250 g asparagus roughly chopped or left whole
  • 250 g strawberries halved or quartered
  • 120 g mini mozzarellas drained weight
  • 3 tablespoons mint finely chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper for coating the asparagus tips

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus a little more for coating the asparagus I used rapeseed, plus a little more for grilling the asparagus
  • 1.5 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • Serve on a bed of lettuce

Instructions

  • Combine the dressing ingredients, stir and set aside.
  • Snap off the woody ends from the asparagus tips (usually about 2-3 cm long), place the asparagus in a bowl, season and add 1-2 tablespoons of oil. Give a little shake to coat evenly. 
  • Heat up a griddle pan. Add the asparagus tips, lower the heat and cook for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.  
  • Whilst the asparagus is cooking assemble the salad.  Scatter the strawberries and mozzarellas over the salad leaves. Then add the grilled asparagus tips (straight from the griddle or cooled), drizzle over the dressing and serve!

Notes

Use your favourite salad leaves.  You could also add fresh basil to this salad.  You can cool the asparagus before tossing into the salad or add it hot straight from the pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg