- 1 lb. Mixed Greens (Romaine, Bibb, Red Leaf or use lettuce mix), rinsed
- 5 oz. Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe below)
- 1 lb. Fresh Asparagus, trimmed
- 2 oz. Olive Oil
- 1 cup Julienne Carrots
- 1 pint Cherry or Pear Tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup Dried Cherries, Cranberries or Blueberries
- 1 cup Candied Pecans
- 3/4 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese (Can use Goat or Feta cheeses if preferred)
- 4 ea. 5 oz. Filets, grilled to desired temperature
(Salmon, Chicken Breast or other protein can be substituted)
- 10 oz. Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tsp. Mustard (optional)
- 1 tsp. Minced Shallot or Onion
- 24 oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 tsp. Chopped Parsley or Chive
- To make vinaigrette, combine vinegar, mustard and shallot. Whisk in the oil gradually. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and add chopped parsley.
- Coat asparagus with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 3 to 7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus.
- In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, carrots, tomatoes and dried fruit. Season and coat with balsamic vinaigrette.
- Arrange asparagus on a large platter, add salad mix and top with the blue cheese and candied pecans.
- Add the hot steaks and serve.
Note: Leftover corn cut from the cob also goes well in this salad.
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