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We love it when we run across something a little different in the salad “arena”.  While we wing it with green salads and our old stand-by’s, it’s exciting to change it up a bit!  Here’s one we found and tried last week…to RAVE reviews!!  

The perfect addition to the July 4th picnic (and a great way to use those little tomatoes popping up in gardens everywhere!!), try now & thank us later!

from cooking classy on pinterest

Asparagus, Tomato and Feta Salad

the ingredients:

2 lbs fresh asparagus, chopped into 1″ pieces and blanched

1 lb grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered

6 T champagne vinegar

2 t lemon juice

1/4 c olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt, pepper

2/3 c chopped walnuts, toasted

4 oz feta cheese

the assembly:

Once asparagus is blanched & cooled and tomatoes are chopped, prepare your dressing using the vinegar, lemon juice, oil, garlic, and salt & pepper to taste.  Toss tomatoes and asparagus with dressing and allow to sit in fridge until ready to serve (can be done up to a couple of hours in advance).  When ready to serve, add the toasted walnuts and feta.  Toss to coat, and serve away!!