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roasted asparagus salad with cranberries, feta, pine nuts and dressing
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Roasted Asparagus Salad with Cranberries and Feta Cheese

This roasted asparagus salad is topped with cranberries, feta and pine nuts, plus a tangy vinaigrette dressing to make a unique and flavorful side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, Asparagus, Spring, cranberries, feta, pinenuts, salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Laura

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 pounds fresh asparagus tough ends removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts lightly toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry Italian herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut the tough ends off the asparagus spears and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus, then season with salt and pepper. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the asparagus from the oven. Allow to cool slightly, then transfer the asparagus to a serving platter. Line the asparagus up in a single-layer.
  • Sprinkle with the cranberries, pine nuts, and feta cheese across the center of the asparagus. Spoon the vinaigrette over the top. Serve.

To make the vinaigrette

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a bowl or jar. Whisk or shake vigorously until well combined. Refrigerate and use for up to a week.

Notes

  • 1 pound of asparagus generally contains 12-15 spears. Plan on serving 6-8 spears per person, depending on the size of the asparagus.
  • You can substitute any crumbly cheese for the feta, like blue cheese, gorgonzola, or goats cheese.
  • You can substitute walnuts, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds for the pine nuts.
  • If you want to make a larger quantity of the vinaigrette in this recipe, use this full-size recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1331IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 4mg