Asparagus Salad with Goat Cheese and Blueberries

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Asparagus Salad with Goat Cheese and Blueberries

Summary

Yield
Serving
SourceMary Manghis
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time15 minutes

Description

One of our Produce Buyers, Mary Manghis created this recipe using local asparagus from Pomykala Farm. She says that the ume plum vinegar adds a nice balance of fruity and salty flavors.

Ingredients

3  
asparagus (stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces)
3/4 cup
blueberries (fresh or dried)
3 tablespoons
cheese, goat
1 clove
garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons
olive oil
1 tablespoon
ume plum vinegar
   
mesclun
   
chives (minced, to taste)
   
tarragon, fresh (minced, to taste)
   
salt (to taste)
   
black pepper, ground (to taste)

Instructions

Wash and trim the asparagus and cut into 2-inch pieces (if the stalks are thick, you can slice them in half before cutting into pieces).  Heat a small skillet over medium-heat and pan fry the asparagus and garlic with salt and pepper until asparagus is a bit browned, about 5 minutes.  Set aside.

Wash the mesclun greens and put on a plate.  Wash blueberries and add on top of mesclun. Add goat cheese, crumbled, and minced chives and tarragon, to taste. 

Top the salad with the fried asparagus and dress with 1-2 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp ume plum vinegar.

To customize this recipe, try adding more or less asparagus, blueberries, and goat cheese, or try different berries or herbs.