Saturday, June 8, 2013

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Berries and Melon - The Salad Bar Monthly Blogging Challenge

I joined a new group on Facebook called The Salad Bar Monthly Blogging Group! Everyone needs more salad in their life right?! This is our first post and I'm really excited to see all the different salads. As with a lot of challenges, there is a theme. This month was berries.

I found a really beautiful and refreshing summer salad over at O&CO. I didn't actually use their products to dress my salad, but it still turned out great!

I didn't have cherry tomatoes so I chopped regular tomatoes, and I grilled my asparagus rather than boiling it. We were already grilling chicken so I figured what the heck. If a bit of char bothers you, go ahead and boil yours. Oh, and I didn't measure anything for this recipe, but I'll give you the estimates of what I think I put in. It's salad, it doesn't need to be perfectly measured unless you're counting points or calories. Which these days I've given up on. I let my WW membership expire again. I'm a yo-yo dieter.

I don't need to tell you to wash your fruits and veggies do I?

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Berries and Melon
Makes 6 servings

2 medium tomatoes, diced (or cherry, cut in half)
1/2 a small cantaloupe, diced
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1/3 cup fresh raspberries
10 asparagus spears, grilled (or boiled) and chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Mix everything together in a bowl and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


  1. Awesome way to use spring asparagus! Great combo.

  2. What a fun combo of flavors...berries and asparagus aren't a combo I would think of, but I'm betting the sweetness and earthiness pair quite well!

  3. I think grilling the asparagus was the right choice- this looks stellar!

  4. Jenny, the addition of asparagus is a nice surprise...what a delicious combination of flavors~

  5. Delicious, I would have never thought of putting the asparagus in there. Great idea!!

  6. Interesting combination of flavors! I love how you grilled the asparagus. Sounds much tastier than boiling!

  7. I totally love the addition of the asparagus tips in this salad.

  8. Love the addition of the melon and asparagus! It sounds sooo good!

  9. I agree with others, I would not have thought to add the asparagus to the salad. I bet it tastes really good though. I love fresh asparagus in most anything!

  10. Looks great! I was considering a salad with asparagus for my post this month and didn't go with it. Now I know I need to make a salad like this!