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Enjoy the fresh flavors of spring with this delicious Strawberry Asparagus Salad. Made with a mix of tender asparagus, juicy strawberries, crisp rocket, and toasted pine nuts, this salad is perfect for a light and healthy lunch or side dish.

strawberry asparagus salad on a serving platter

This Strawberry Asparagus Salad recipe brings you the best of spring and summer in one dish, presenting a beautifully colorful salad on your plate!

Asparagus, strawberries, arugula, basil, and pine nuts – what a combo! All these ingredients get along wonderfully, resulting in an incredibly fresh, fruity, sweet, and nutty salad! Plus, this asparagus salad is super healthy, packed with vitamins and essential nutrients, vegan, and low in calories.

Why You’ll Love This Salad


  • Seasonal Freshness: Spring is the prime time for strawberries and asparagus, making this salad a celebration of peak-season produce.
  • Health Galore: Packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, it’s a salad that not only tastes good but is good for you.
  • Versatility: Whether it’s a light lunch, a starter, or a side dish for your springtime barbecues, this salad fits the bill perfectly.
  • Simplicity: With minimal ingredients and preparation time, this dish is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cooking.
asparagus salad with strawberries and rocket on a serving platter

Hint: We have plenty of white asparagus in Switzerland. You can easily make prepare this recipe with only green asparagus if you can’t find white asparagus in your country.

Ingredients

See recipe card for quantities.

  • White & Green Asparagus: The main ingredient! If you can’t find white asparagus, prepare the salad with only green asparagus!
  • Strawberries: Use ripe strawberries if possible. They add a wonderful sweetness and fruity flavor to the salad!
  • Fresh Basil Leaves: Marvelous with strawberries! It really brings out the flavor.
  • Rocket: Crunchy rocket adds great freshness and texture.
  • Pine Nuts: Toasted pine nuts give the salad that special something!
  • Dressing: A simple and mild dressing made of extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup. Works well with mild apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, or white wine vinegar too. If you are a crazy strawberry lover, use this Strawberry Vinaigrette!
Strawberry Asparagus Salad Ingredient

Visual Step-by-Step Instructions

This visual step-by-step instruction will help you along the way – definitely recommended if you’re a cooking beginner!

  1. Wash the asparagus, trim the woody ends, and peel the white asparagus up to the head. Green asparagus does not need to be peeled.
  2. Cut the asparagus into bite-sized pieces (depending on the thickness/size of the asparagus, I cut them into 4-6 pieces).
  3. Heat a skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add white asparagus and sauté for 5 minutes. Add green asparagus and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes. Season with ½ teaspoon of sugar, a pinch of salt, and pepper. Continue to sauté the asparagus for another 2 minutes.
Strawberry Asparagus Salad Recipe Step 1-3
  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. In a bowl, toss warm asparagus with about 1 tablespoon of the dressing. Let it sit for 10 minutes to absorb the dressing.
  3. Wash the strawberries and cut them into quarters. Add them with the fresh basil to the salad. Toss well.
Strawberry Asparagus Salad Recipe Step 4-5
  1. Arrange rocket on a serving platter. Place the tossed salad on top, sprinkle with toasted pine nuts, and drizzle with the remaining dressing.
strawberry asparagus salad with rocket and pine nuts on a plate

Variations

  • Cheezy: Add crumbled feta cheese, goat cheese, or shaved parmesan cheese to the salad.
  • Nuts: Substitute pine nuts with walnuts or almonds.
  • Greens: Use baby spinach instead of rocket.
  • Herbs: Add chopped mint for a refreshing, cool taste.
  • Dressing: Use balsamic vinegar for a sweeter taste, or lemon juice for a zesty flavor.
  • Veggies: Add diced cucumber for more crunch or avocado for extra creaminess.
  • Main: Toss with cooked quinoa for a filling and satisfying main dish.

Storage Instructions

The salad doesn’t store well because of the rocket and strawberries and should be consumed within a day. To prepare it ahead, store the ingredients separately and toss just before serving.

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spargelsalat mit erdbeeren und rucola auf einer servierplatte

Strawberry Asparagus Salad

Enjoy the fresh flavors of spring with this delicious Strawberry Asparagus Salad. Made with a mix of tender asparagus, juicy strawberries, crisp rocket, and toasted pine nuts, this salad is perfect for a light and healthy lunch or side dish.
Author : Aline Cueni
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time :18 minutes
Cook Time :12 minutes
Total Time :30 minutes
Servings : 4
Calories : 107kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 9 oz green asparagus
  • 9 oz white asparagus see notes
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup strawberries quartered
  • 2 cups rocket
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts toasted

Dressing

Instructions
 

  • Wash the asparagus, trim the woody ends, and peel the white asparagus up to the head. Green asparagus does not need to be peeled.
  • Cut the asparagus into bite-sized pieces (depending on the thickness/size of the asparagus, I cut them into 4-6 pieces).
  • Heat a skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add white asparagus and sauté for 5 minutes. Add green asparagus and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes. Season with ½ teaspoon of sugar, a pinch of salt, and pepper. Continue to sauté the asparagus for another 2 minutes.
  • Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • In a bowl, toss warm asparagus with about 1 tablespoon of the dressing. Let it sit for 10 minutes to absorb the dressing.
  • Wash the strawberries and cut them into quarters. Add them with the fresh basil to the salad. Toss well.
  • Arrange rocket on a serving platter. Place the tossed salad on top, sprinkle with toasted pine nuts, and drizzle with the remaining dressing.

Notes

Asparagus: You can easily make prepare this recipe with only green asparagus if you can’t find white asparagus in your country.
Dressing: If you are a crazy strawberry lover, use this Strawberry Vinaigrette!
Leftovers: This salad doesn’t store well because of the rocket and strawberries and should be consumed within a day.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2522IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 6mg

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