EZ Asparagus Avocado Salad

Serves 6-8

2 lbs. asparagus, ends removed and cut into 2 in. pieces
2 qts. Water
½ tsp. salt
2 ea. Avocados, cut in ½ inch cubes
¼ cup Olive oil
1 ea. Lemon, juiced and zested
2 Tbsp. chopped Italian parsley
1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp. chopped mint
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. maple syrup
½ tsp. salt
pinch black pepper

  1. Bring 2 qts of water to boil with ½ tsp. salt.
  2. Drop in asparagus and let cook about 3 min.
  3. Immediately drain and rinse with very cold water, set aside
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Toss with asparagus and avocado.
  6. Great served a top a grain such as rice or quinoa. Also good inside a crusty roll for a unique sandwich filling.

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