Monday, May 31, 2010

Our favourite spring salad

We'll only be able to make this for a couple more weeks, and we are sad about that. Until then, there will always be a big bowlful in the fridge for side dishes and snacks.

1 box whole wheat macaroni
1 bunch asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 pint cherry or strawberry tomatoes, quartered
1 1/2 cups cubed mozzarella
vinaigrette dressing of your choice, homemade or bottled (our favourites are Greek and Italian)

Bring pot of water to a boil, add macaroni, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes less than recommended on package.

Add asparagus and simmer for 3 minutes more. Drain, rinse with cold water until cool, drain again and dump into large bowl.

Add tomatoes and mozzarella, and pour over about 1/4 cup of dressing. Stir gently, cover, and chill.

Just before serving, add a splash of dressing and gently stir again.


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