Apple Granola Asparagus Salad

August 8, 2014


  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed, cut on a diagonal in 1 inch pieces
  • 4 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 6 cups mixed leafy greens
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup Bakery on Main Apple Raisin Walnut Granola
  • 2 large apples, diced
  • 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.

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