Fresh Asparagus Salad

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picture for asparagus saladFresh Asparagus Salad, what a wonderful idea for a side dish. Sweet carrots, onion and sunflower seeds accompanied with Rice Bran oil and a Balsamic Vinaigrette. This Fresh Asparagus Salad is delightful and unpretentious, it stands to compliment any entree of fish, poultry or meat. Vegetarians will love it!


  • 3 bunches of tall Petite asparagus
  • 2 cups of shredded carrots
  • 1 small white onion diced small
  • 1/2 cup of lightly salted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup of Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup of Rice Bran oil or light extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. 21 Seasoning Salute (Trader Joes)


Wash and rinse all veggies.

♦ Chef Ann’s Notes:

You may use unsalted sunflower seeds or none at all for those that are dealing with health issues.

Preparation of Salad
  • Chop about 1/2 to 1 inch off the bottom of asparagus and discard.
  • Chop asparagus in bite size pieces, about 1/2 inch until you get to the top point.
  • Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  • pour shredded carrots on a cutting board and chop for about a minute and add them to the asparagus along with your diced onions and sunflower seeds.
Finishing Touch

Pour Rice Bran oil, Balsamic Vinaigrette and garlic powder and 21 Seasoning Salute bend into a jar and shake very well before pouring over fresh Asparagus Salad.

Now give a good toss to your Fresh Asparagus salad and serve.

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Preparation time:  15 minutes
Servings: 4 – 6

♥ Chef Ann’s ‘replace this with key phrase’ Tip: Asparagus Salad
Helpful information

Make sure to purchase only petite Asparagus for this recipe.




  1. David says:

    Hi Ann,

    Deliciousness here! I saw the below web page about overhead (food ) photography, and immediately thought of you 🙂


  2. Anna Rise says:

    Hm…I will try) Thnx for a post!

    • Chef Ann says:

      Hi Anna, thank you for dropping by my site and also all of your support on my Google+.
      I look forward to seeing you more and I hope you will try some of my recipes. Have a great day my dear!

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