Strawberry season is in full swing these days. Yesterday at the organic market I got a lot from Quinta do Arneiro, their strawberries are so delicious, juicy, full of flavour and just the right amount of sweetness. I can’t stop myself, I’ve already made two strawberry smoothies and came up with two new salads, this is one of them.

Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are true super foods. ~ Joel Fuhrman Click To Tweet

Asparagus and strawberries may seem like an unusual combination, but since they are in season together I thought they could as well complement each other in a salad. The result is simple, super pretty looking and surprisingly tasty.

INGREDIENTS (2 servings)

– 12 asparagus

– 1 cup of strawberries

– 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

– 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

– 1/2 tablespoon of sesame seeds

– Himalayan salt

– Black pepper

Shaved Asparagus with Roasted Strawberries - 1 (2)

Shaved Asparagus with Roasted Strawberries - 1

Shaved Asparagus with Roasted Strawberries - 1 (1)

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Wash and slice the strawberries and combine them in a baking dish with the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes until they are soft and bubbly. Let them chill at room temperature.

In the meantime, with the help of a potato peeler, shave the asparagus one by one into long, thin shavings.

Serve the asparagus with the roasted strawberries on top.

Feel spring in your mouth!



P. S. If you have any leftovers of the roasted strawberries you use it to top an Avocado Toast or some Greek Yogurt for a tasty breakfast.


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