Delicious Summer Salad

Summer SaladOops! I meant to post this salad recipe almost 2 months ago when I made seafood and chicken paella for dinner for my sister-in-law and her family when they came to visit from Virginia. I wanted to make a fresh, simple, but delicious salad to go with the paella and I think this recipe was the right choice, at least the empty bowl in the kitchen made me think so :)

It is truly a fantastic salad, try it!
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Ingredients

(4- 6 Servings)

  • 4 cups lightly packed arugula
  • 4 cups lightly packed mixed torn greens such as romaine, red or green leaf lettuce, or radicchio, washed and dried
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • ½ pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inches pieces
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • Dressing
  • ½ tablespoon whole grain Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Fill a medium pot with water and bring it to a boil. Place the asparagus and blanch 1 minute. Rinsed with cold water and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the arugula, mixed greens, tomatoes, radishes, pine nuts and asparagus.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle the olive oil whisking constantly, add the fresh parsley, adjust the seasoning to taste and serve.
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