Apple Granola Asparagus Salad

  1. 1 lb. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed, cut on a diagonal in 1 inch pieces
  2. 4 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  3. 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  6. 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  7. 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  8. 6 cups mixed leafy greens
  9. 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  10. 1/4 cup dried cherries
  11. 3/4 cup Bakery on Main Apple Raisin Walnut Granola
  12. 2 large apples, diced
  13. 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  1. Cook asparagus in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp, approximately 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, cilantro, sea salt and pepper. Add mixed greens and cooked asparagus; gently toss to combine, then add remaining ingredients and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer salad to four serving dishes. Serve immediately.