Asparagus Chop Salad

Ingredients

Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 apple cider vinegar
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 tsp dried thyme
salt & pepper, to taste

Salad:
1 bunch Jersey Fresh asparagus, woody ends removed
15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 Jersey Frech carrot, peeled and chopped
1 Jersey Fresh cucumber, peeled and chopped
6-8 Jersey Fresh radishes, cut into chunks
1/2 cup Jersey Fresh red onion, diced
1/2 cup Jersey Fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup Jersey Fresh bell peppers, chopped
1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, halved
1/2 cup Jersey Fresh feta cheese, crumbled (we used Fulper Family Farmstead)
1/8 fresh Jersey Fresh thyme
Salt & pepper, to taste

Steps

20m prep time / 5m cook time

1. Add water and ice to a bowl large enough to fit asparagus. Set aside.
2. Bring a pan of water to a boil, add asparagus and cook for 1 minute (1.5 minutes if asparagus stalks are very thick). Immediately drop into ice water bowl. Once cold, dry on paper towels.
3. While asparagus dries, make dressing. In a small bowl, add oil, vinegar, lemon, thyme, salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
4. Slice asparagus into 1/2 inch pieces, on a diagonal. Add to bowl.
5. Add carrots, cucumber, radishes, onion, tomatoes, bell peppers, roasted peppers and olives. Mix gently.
6. Toss with dressing. Let salad chill in the refrigerator about an hour.
7. Transfer to serving bowl and top with feta, fresh thyme and salt and pepper to taste.

Adapted from https://theviewfromgreatisland.com.

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