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Shaved Asparagus Grain Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Shaved Asparagus Grain Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Ingredients

Asparagus 4-5 Stalks
Bulgur Wheat or Quinoa 1 Cup
Red Onion 1/2
Arugula 2 Cups
Pine Nuts 1/2 Cup
Feta Cheese 1/4 Cup

Dressing

Champagne Vinegar 1/4 Cup
Olive Oil 3/4 Cup
Dijon Mustard 1 Tbsp
Salt
Pepper

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This salad will kick-start the spring season!

This salad is loosely based on one I had at the California Pizza Kitchen (I may or may not have swiped a menu to get the ingredients, guess I should have just googled it !)

  1. Cook the Bulgur Wheat or Quinoa according to the package.
  2. While the Grain is cooking, slice the Red Onion and soak in a small bowl with 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 Tablespoons of Sugar and 4 Tablespoons of warm Water, set aside.
  3. Toast the Pine nuts in a dry pan and allow to cool.
  4. Snap the ends off the Asparagus and using a vegetable peeler shave the Asparagus into long ribbons. It’s easier if you do this on this on the edge of the countertop .
  5. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together.
  6. When the Bulgur Wheat or Quinoa is cooled mix with the dressing, don’t drown it, though.
  7. Toss the drained Onions and Asparagus with the cooked Grain and work through the Arugula.
  8. Top the Salad with the Pine Nuts and crumbled Feta Cheese.

Servings

6

Prep

15 min

Cook

12 min

Favorite

Collections

Skill Level

Easy