Asparagus & Green Bean Salad with Parmesan

So you know those nights when you’re making a dish and you’re just not sure what to have as a side with it?  Well this is what came together for me with some fresh green beans I had from our special delivery we get every week and some asparagus I had bought and needed to use up.

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It was quick to pull together and could be even faster if you make up the vinaigrette ahead of time or even steam and refrigerate the greens ahead of time.

For this recipe I won’t include amounts, you can simply steam as many greens as you wish, but I will give the amounts for the balsamic vinaigrette. (You can keep this in the fridge and use for other salads).

You will need:

For the salad:

Green Beans

Asparagus

Shaved Parmesan

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1/4 cup Balsamic

2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

1 Tbsp Honey

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

For the greens, simply cut the ends off of the beans and wash.  Snap the ends off of the asparagus and wash.  Steam until tender but not soft.  Meanwhile fill a large bowl with cold water.  When the greens are done, use tongs to put them in the cold water to stop the cooking process.  Drain, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Add all dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake until combined.

When you’re ready to eat simply dress your greens and shave some Parmesan on top!  So simply and so easy.

*Note:  You can keep your homemade dressing in the fridge to use with other meals.  It may harden while cold….. an easy tip if you need it right away is to simply hold the jar under some warm tap water to help liquify it again  😉

 

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