This week, our Fresh Choice Nelson guest blogger, Paula, is enjoying the spring produce on the shelves at Fresh Choice Nelson. She has a delicious salad recipe, perfect for lunch al fresco. Take it away Paula!
Spring has definitely sprung! You may very well have noticed some spring produce making its way on to the shelves at Fresh Choice Nelson.
Meals get lighter at this time of the year, and we start introducing more salads. Seasonal vegetables are such a treat for these.
This salad showcases the most beloved spring ingredient, asparagus. It uses just a few ingredients, but they are incredible in flavour. Combined they create an incredible salad that I guarantee you won’t want to stop eating.
Make the most of spring produce with this Asparagus, Tomato and Feta Salad.
- 6 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper
Combine all of the ingredients in a suitably sized jar, and give it a good shake.
- 2 bunches of asparagus, tough ends removed. Cut the remainder into pieces about 2 inches in length
- 2 punnets of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
- 1 cup of crumbled Feta
Add the asparagus to boiling water and cook until just tender. Rinse in cold water and drain well.
Transfer to a serving bowl with the tomatoes and walnuts. Drizzle your dressing over the top.
Sprinkle with the Feta and enjoy!
At Fresh Choice Nelson we think this delicious salad using spring produce has enough flavour to be served on its own for a light lunch. It’s also a delicious side salad with some grilled meat or fish. Our butchery has a full range of organic, gourmet, free range, corn fed, aged beef and wild game as well as your traditional favourites. We bring you fresh fish from Monday to Friday direct from the local Talley’s fishing boats. Arriving in store around midday.