Asparagus Tomato Salad is Luxurious and Tasty

A very healthy vegan salad recipe which is filling.

This luxurious asparagus tomato salad was enjoyed so much the first time I created the recipe so I never stopped serving it.

I used parsley because that is what I had but chopped basil or mint would be good too.

Asparagus Superfood
Asparagus – The Balanced Superfood is Delicious

This is the main ingredient in this Asparagus Tomato Salad. Asparagus with its high fiber content and low glycemic index is considered a smart carb. It is on the Environmental Working Group’s Clean 15 list of fruits and vegetables with the lowest occurrence of pesticides as it naturally grows so quickly the need for pesticides is reduced. It is a very good source of vitamin K, the B vitamin folate, vitamin C, and vitamin A. and it is filled with B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, and B6).

The red of Tomatoes is what makes them full of health benefits, even when you are enjoying them as a refreshing juice or tomato sauce. Tomatoes are fat burning, help prevent cancer, and are a very heart-healthy food. 

Pine nuts add a wonderful flavour to this Asparagus Tomato Salad. They have many of the same health benefits as other nuts.  In numerous studies, the consumption of nuts was found to lower waist circumference, blood pressure, insulin resistance, and increase high cholesterol.

Olive oil was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer.  If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily?  Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing.  Do not use it for cooking.  It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage.  Olive oil has so many health benefits I include a little every day when I eat my salad.

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Lemons’ health benefits are immense.  To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.

Asparagus Tomato Salad

Time to make your delicious ‘Asparagus Tomato Salad’

Asparagus Tomato Salad

This luxurious asparagus tomato salad was enjoyed so much the first time I created the recipe so I never stopped serving it.
I used parsley because that is what I had but chopped basil or mint would be good too.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword asparagus, Gluten-free, pine nuts, salad, tomato, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 15-20 asparagus spears
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tomatoes
  • parsley
  • fresh cracked pepper optional, to taste

Instructions

  • Remove the bottom inch or two of the asparagus. This part will easily snap off.
  • Steam the asparagus spears for 5-6 minutes or until asparagus is bright green and tender.
  • Chop the green onion.
  • Slice the tomatoes.
  • Rinse the asparagus under cold water.
  • Drain it thoroughly and transfer to a serving bowl.
  •  Arrange the sliced tomatoes in a bowl near the outer edge.
  • Arrange the asparagus spears in the center.
  • Drizzle everything with my Lemon/Olive Oil Dressing.
  • Finely chop some parsley for garnish.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, pine nuts, green onion, and fresh cracked pepper.

Notes

Asparagus Tomato Salad Recipe

I use only healthy Ingredients: Asparagus,  pine nutstomatoes.
I dress this salad with my Olive Lemon Juice Dressing
Have you heard of the olive oil fraud? Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy
 

Time to whip up this quick and easy salad dressing for your asparagus tomato salad.

Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

This olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is always enjoyed by everyone who has it with one of my salads. I love to eat salads with a healthy salad dressing and always make my own salad dressings.  It is the salad dressing that makes it a healthy or unhealthy salad. A healthy salad is often ruined by drenching it with a highly-processed salad dressing from the supermarket.
Course Salad
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword salad dressing
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2-4 drops stevia
  • 1/4 tsp Braggs
  • dried herbs or garlic optional

Instructions

  • Blend all of the ingredients in a Blender.
  • Taste and add more of any of the ingredients to your taste.
  • Now pour your 'Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing' onto your salad.

Notes

I use all healthy Ingredients: Olive oil, lemon, stevia, Braggs

Have you heard of the olive oil fraud?  

Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.

 

Now enjoy your asparagus tomato salad.

More great asparagus recipes:  Asparagus Tomato Salad

 Cream of Asparagus Soup  – This cream of asparagus soup is dairy-free and gluten-free. It is delicious and simple to make. A creamy soup that is vegan is not so common and that makes this soup extra special.

If you enjoy soup and asparagus then this is a very good recipe to make. I love it. The soup is filled with nutritious superfoods too so you will get lots of health benefits.

 Asparagus With Lemon JuiceIf you like asparagus than you will enjoy this recipe with lemon.  You will love how easy it is to make this healthy recipe!

  Baked Asparagus  – If you have a bit more time, this has an extra heavenly taste.

  White Bean and Asparagus Stew  -This contains three superfoods, asparagus, seaweed, and Stevia. I created this White Bean and Asparagus Stew recipe out for the first time on two dinner guests.  That was rather brave!  They were good friends, and you never know how some people react to beans. Sometimes people get gas unless your take the proper steps. I had taken all the precautions though, and they loved it!  They explained it was very tasty.

Some Salad Dressing Recipes:Tomato Dressing

 Tomato Dressing  – This delicious tomato salad dressing is a very light dressing vegan recipe and is excellent for those wanting a low-fat dressing. Also, it is full of superfoods (olive oiltomato, and stevia).

Balsamic Salad Dressing – Occasionally I make this balsamic salad dressing. I still put lemon juice in it as I do not want too much of the acid vinegar which I just use to add flavour. I always get organic balsamic vinegar.

Creamy Tahini Salad Dressing – I love this tahini salad dressing recipe for its simplicity but mostly because it gives me a creamy dressing that is vegan.

 Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing – This ‘Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing’ is an easy way to jazz up any salad! This is a base recipe that you can alter with your choice of herbs or salty flavours. This is enough for three large salads.

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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