This easy Asparagus Basil Salad is not only healthy, it’s an incredibly tasty paleo side dish. It’s especially delectable during the summer when vegetables are in peak season. I found this recipe in Sunset Magazine. Actually, I didn’t find it, our family friend Mrs. Rose found it and made it for Mr. Rose’s 75th birthday, a fabulous little gathering that the boys and I attended when we were in Davis, California visiting my folks.
For those of you that commented on my last post, The Gluten Free Diet, about family and friends that don’t understand, accommodate, or respect your dietary restrictions (or eating plan, as I prefer to say) Mrs. Rose made tons of healthy gluten-free food for us! And so, a yummy dinner was enjoyed by all.
However, IMHO, it really is up to us to maintain our boundaries and not eat food that makes us feel awful, just to spare someone else’s feelings. I would rather hurt their feelings than hurt my body. Has anybody else been in a situation like that?
In any event, here’s a yummy salad that pretty much anyone can enjoy. If you have a nightshade allergy, it’s still delicious without the tomatoes. And remember, my third book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, is 100% nightshade-free.
- Steam asparagus for 5-7 minutes until fork tender
- Place asparagus, tomatoes, avocado, and basil in a large bowl
- Stir in olive oil, lemon juice, and mustard
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper
I actually made a huge batch of Asparagus Basil Salad last weekend and ate it for breakfast and then had the rest for dinner with Turkey Burgers from my first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.
Here are some of my other healthy paleo salad recipes: