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Spring Salad with Asparagus and Arugula

This lightly flavored, fresh asparagus and arugula salad is a must try side dish and a tasty way to add some vegetables to your day. By Tamara Bowman
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Makes 4 Servings
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About the Chef
Tamara is a longtime professional photographer, family lifestyle blogger, co-author, and mama of two, soon to be three. She lives in glorious western Massachusetts with her family, her three dogs, her cat, and her 19 chickens.
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Ingredients
Directions
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Place asparagus in a small saucepan and cover with water. Then bring to a boil and cook until asparagus is tender and bright green (about 1 minute)
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Make sure to immediately remove asparagus from heat, drain it, and place it in an ice bath to let cool. Then drain again
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In a large bowl, combine cooled asparagus, arugula, pine nuts, olives, Wellsley Farms cucumbers, fresh mint
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In a small bowl whisk together your lemon juice, olive oil (2 parts freshly squeezed lemon juice to 4 parts olive oil), salt, and pepper
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Then pour over salad with Wellsley Farms Parmesan cheese and toss to coat. Place in the fridge until ready to serve
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Add some cold cooked rice, quinoa or couscous to add more texture to your salad (optional)