I have been dreaming of White Asparagus & Salmon Salad – Spring is in the air where we live…Florida.  While I am still watching snowy pictures go by on social media channels, we are fortunate enough to live in a State that the temperature is just perfect. This is the time of year that Floridians live for.  I spent the day with my youngest today – farmers market, enjoying lunch at an outdoor deli, sitting outside, chatting and loving the feel of warm sun.  When you are one of four, it is a treat to have some one on one time. We enjoyed every minute.

Our Farmers Market had the most amazing white asparagus this week.  It was just calling my name as I walked by.  Maybe you didn’t know, but I am slightly obsessed with Salmon-I know, I know enough already!  As soon as I saw the asparagus, I started dreaming up this White Asparagus and Salmon Spring Salad.  Oh and have I mentioned my other obsession… eggs.  They are seriously necessary on everything, including this salad!

This White Asparagus & Salmon Salad screams Spring.  It was so good that I am incorporating it into our Easter Menu this year! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

White Asparagus & Salmon Spring Salad

White Asparagus & Salmon Spring Salad

Ingredients

  • 2- 4 ounce salmon pieces or leftover salmon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound white asparagus
  • juice from 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. If making the salmon fresh: Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Season salmon with salt & pepper and place each on a sheet of foil.
  3. Wrap salmon up loosely to form a packet.
  4. Place packets on a rimmed baking sheep and bake for 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of filet.
  5. Add water to a large skillet and bring to a boil.
  6. Add the asparagus and cook for a approximately 8 minutes until crisp tender.
  7. Remove and run cold water over asparagus in colander.
  8. Make the vinaigrette.
  9. Put the lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, Dijon mustard and honey in a small bowl and stir until honey dissolves.
  10. Gradually whisk in the oil.
  11. Vinaigrette can be made a day ahead.
  12. Arrange asparagus, chopped salmon and chopped eggs on a plate.
  13. Drizzle a little dressing over top.
  14. Sprinkle green onions on top and season with a bit of sea salt & pepper
  15. You're going to love this one!
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The Ninja Baker March 17, 2013 at 4:10 am

Spectacular salad, Isabel! So glad I’ve got a stellar recipe for white asparagus now. Many thanks.

P.s. Please do keep mentioning salmon and eggs =)

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Susan 30A EATS March 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

The weather was beautiful on the Gulf Coast of NWFL yesterday too. Wishing we could keep the spring temps! With a recipe that has 3 of my favorite components- eggs, salmon, and white asparagus- I am definitely making your salad soon! So refreshing Isabel!

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 17, 2013 at 6:34 am

Wow, you are right, everything about this does say Spring! Enjoy the nice weather and the fun times with your kids.

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 17, 2013 at 9:18 am

We have had beautiful spring like weather here in California, but it’s suppose to get chilly and rain next week! :( Your dish looks amazing and what a great combination of flavors.

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Thanks Jennifer… I love California and can’t wait to get out there soon!

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Renee March 17, 2013 at 9:19 am

I can’t wait to find white asparagus here in Georgia. Hopefully soon since we are just north of Florida. It is a real springtime treat. You would not believe how popular it is in Germany. They celebrate it like crazy.

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I wonder why it is not as popular in the US as it is in Germany… it is so delish!

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sunithi March 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

White asparagus sounds so exotic and looks lovely. Must feel like healthy pasta. Love the combo with salmon . Must try this, when I get some white asparagus ! You are the best when it comes to Salmon :)

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Thanks Sue…everyone has to be known for something… it might as well be salmon.

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Shelby | Diabetic Foodie March 17, 2013 at 10:14 am

I love asparagus with salmon. I’ll keep an eye out for white asparagus!

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I promise…you of all people will love it!

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Jen @JuanitasCocina March 17, 2013 at 10:39 am

But…I never have leftover salmon. *sigh* ;)

I saw white asparagus at the store the other day…guess I’ll be picking some up!

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Jen… you have to start doubling the amount so you have leftover liked me!

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Shannon @VillageGirlBlog March 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

This looks amazing! We are still covered in snow, but I want so badly to jump into this fresh Spring dish. I can’t wait to try this out.

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Shannon… trust me, there is a part of me that is very jealous of the snow!

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Martin D. Redmond March 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

What a great salad Isabel…I love salmon too. Love that it’s easy to put together also!

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I can’t wait to try the fabulous wine you paired it with!

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Bea March 17, 2013 at 11:35 am

What a fantastic idea, Isabel! It looks and sounds amazing; I am surprised to hear that you like salmon ;)

It is so nice that you get to spend one-on-one time with your kids; it sounds like the perfect way to spend the day.

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Thanks Bea… Riley and I had such a great afternoon together!

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Liz March 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I eat salmon or hummus almost every day for lunch, so this salad would be an excellent 3rd option. So perfect for spring…if it would ever arrive in the Midwest!

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Liz… it sounds like we would enjoy lunch together every day… love salmon and hummus!

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Soni March 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm

You always have some of the best recipes that easy and so full of delicious flavors!! I have to try this salad as its calling out my name :)

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Soni… that is the best compliment anyone can give me! Thank you.

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Alaiyo Kiasi March 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I’ve seen white asparagus only a few times at my organic market. What a beautiful salad you’ve made. Now, with spring on its way, I’ll be on the lookout for white asparagus again.

Alaiyo

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Let me know if you find it and how you wind up preparing.

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BusyWorkingMama March 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I’ve never seen white asparagus! That looks delicious! Today I’m working a sauted beets, a feta/chickpea/cucumber/tomato salad and cedar planked salmon.

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Seriously… can I come to your house? You are cooking all my favorite things!

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Conni @FoodieArmyWife March 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm

What a perfect spring salad – and I love your platter!

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Thanks Conni… the platter was actually a $2 find during one of my #ThriftySaturday runs!

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked March 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm

If anyone dares tell you to stop with the salmon, you can just tell ‘em to stuff it! ;) I love salmon and I adore all of your salmon recipes, including this glorious salad. It’s got everything I love eating. Happy Sunday, Isabel!

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Thank you Nancy… that means so much coming from you!

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Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite March 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I have heard so many wonderful things about white asparagus. So far I haven’t seen them yet but I am going to keep my eyes out at the farmers market for them. This sounds like a fantastic salad

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Please do. I know you will love it… so sweet and mild.

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Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) March 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

I’ve actually never had white asparagus, but need to try it soon. This salad looks great! Happy spring Isabel!

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Amy I actually think this white asparagus would be fabulous prepared how we had the green beans for lunch at that fabulous place in NYC.

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Carla March 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm

You sure do love your salmon! Can’t say I’ve ever seen white asparagus, so I must keep an eye out for it.

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Carla, You must try white asparagus… it is milder and little sweeter.. you will love it!

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal March 17, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Isabel, do you like salmon? ;) I hope to find some of this white asparagus next week!

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FamilyFoodie March 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Actually Lane… I don’t care for it at all… hahaha I think I need to write a Salmon Cookbook…

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Diana @GourmetDrizzles March 18, 2013 at 7:53 am

I adore white asparagus, and also loved your facebook tip that you could use shrimp instead of the salmon as well! This is simply a lovely salad, and I plan to add it to my Easter table too… yum! ;-)

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FamilyFoodie March 18, 2013 at 9:45 am

Thanks so much Diana… I’m so excited to try this salad with shrimp!

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Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

I am obsessed with Salmon too, it’s too good to be real right? However salmon doesn’t exist here where I live, nor does Asparagus. Otherwise I would go to the kitchen now and make your salad at once Isabel!

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Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere March 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I have never had white asparagus. This dish sounds so fantastic, I will have to keep an eye out this year!

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom March 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I’m going to keep my eyes open for White Asparagus! I don’t think I have ever had it before! Looks lovely!

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Susan March 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

So springy and yummy and one of these days I need to leave myself enough salmon from dinner to make a salad for lunch!

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Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) March 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

It’s been ages since I’ve had white asparagus, it’s so delicious in a medley like this! I mix it with purple and green ones too ;-)

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife March 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

Another Salmon dish that I know my husband would love!!

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Tara March 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm

What an absolutely lovely salad. Love the combination and I haven’t had white asparagus forever!!

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Cindys Recipes and Writings March 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

This sounds perfect for spring lunch or dinner!

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