Strawberry Asparagus Salad with Tahini Dressing

After a long winter, I'm just loving the return of seasonal vegetables with their beautiful pops of color.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Asparagus
  • 4 cups Arugula
  • 1 cup radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp Water

Directions

Trim the woody ends from the asparagus and cut the spears in half.

Fill a steamer pot with water and bring to a boil. Place asparagus in the steaming basket and steam for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. (Note: The thicker the spears, the longer they will need to steam.) Remove the steamer from stovetop and run the asparagus under cold water until completely cool.

Fill the bottom of a salad bowl with arugula. Top with sliced radishes, strawberries thawed green peas and asparagus.

In a small jar, combine the tahini, maple syrup, lemon juice and water. Shake well. Add more water to thin if necessary.

Drizzle desired amount of dressing over top of the salad and serve.