Did you know that there are over 300 varieties but only 20 are edible? It's a good thing that edible varieties exist, because this veggie is extremely low in calories yet very high in many important nutrients. For a vegetable, Asparagus is surprisingly high in protein and low in carbohydrates. It also gives us a healthy dose of Vitamin K – an important vitamin that assists in the transport of bone building calcium throughout the body.My brother-in-law puts a lot of love in his cooking. He's and amazing Chef and he came up with this Roasted Asparagus Salad which is was absolutely delicious. Here's the recipe for you to enjoy!
1. Preheat your oven to 400. Clean and trim the asparagus. Place in an oven-proof dish and toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast asparagus for 20 to 30 minutes until tender. Remove asparagus from the oven and let cool on plate.
2. While the asparagus is cooling, cut your roasted red peppers into thin slices and chop your green onions then make the dressing by whisking lemon juice, dijon mustard and garlic in a small bowl. Slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream while whisking (this will allow the dressing to emulsify). Season with salt and pepper.
3. Once asparagus has cooled, cut into bite sized pieces
4. Place the spinach in a serving bowl and add cut asparagus, roasted peppers, green onions, goat cheese and top with pine nuts.
5. Toss with salad dressing before serving or drizzle dressing on top.