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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
Makes 4 Servings
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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)
Make sure to immediately remove asparagus from heat, drain it, and place it in an ice bath to let cool. Then drain again
In a large bowl, combine cooled asparagus, arugula, pine nuts, olives, Wellsley Farms cucumbers, fresh mint
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
Then pour over salad with Wellsley Farms Parmesan cheese and toss to coat. Place in the fridge until ready to serve
Add some cold cooked rice, quinoa or couscous to add more texture to your salad (optional)