Mediterranean Asparagus Salad

This mediterranean inspired salad is full of all the colors + nutrients. If you want to make it more like *Greek salad* — sub the dressing for something a little more Greek. But, we love this sweet, tangy dressing with it! *PS — this is our staple dressing, it pairs well with literally anything + it’s so simple to make! 

Time: 15 minutes
*Makes one salad

Ingredients 

  • 6 stalks of Asparagus
  • 1/2 can Chickpeas
  • 7-8 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 handful of Arugula
  • 1/3 Cucumber
  • 2 tbsp Kalamata Olives
  • Optional: 1 tbsp Feta Cheese
  • For the dressing: 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar, juice from 1/2 lemon, 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Basics: Olive Oil, Salt/Pepper

Directions

1] Chop asparagus into 1 inch pieces; heat 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet + saute asparagus for about 5-7 minutes [until it’s bright green, but still crunchy]
2] Drain + rinse chickpeas; Chop cucumber + cut tomatoes in half 
3]
Add apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, + maple syrup into a small mixing bowl + whisk together well with a fork. Add salt + pepper to taste
4] Add arugula, asparagus, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, + dressing into a bowl, ++ MIX WELL!
5] Top with feta + enjoy!

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