Mar 4, 2011

Asparagus-Avocado Salad for Blogging Marathon

Blogging Marathon is back!! I did a similar blogging marathon almost two years back. It was fun and I made a lot of new friends in the blogosphere. The previous marathon lasted for a month(Phew!!) but this one started by Srivalli is for a week and based on a theme. I have chosen the theme salads and I will be posting a salad recipe everyday the coming week! Let's Chop, Chop..

This is an interesting salad made with fresh spring ingredients like asparagus and avocado. A great way to welcome spring, and a great healthy way to start your lunch!!

Asparagus - 7 to 10 stalks
Avocado - 1/2 sliced
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon

For the dressing
Rice wine vinegar - 2 tablespoons
Brown sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
Soy sauce - 1/2 teaspoon
Grated fresh ginger - 1/2 teaspoon
Sesame oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk together.

Trim off the tough stalks of the asparagus, then boil the remaining stalk of the asparagus until just tender and bright green. Plunge the asparagus into cold water to halt the cooking time and still hold the bright green color and drain well. Set the asparagus aside to cool.

Peel the avocado and slice the flesh into thin slices

Combine the asparagus and the avocado and drizzle lemon juice on top. Add the soy ginger dressing and toss. Add fresh herbs on top if desired.

Check out my fellow bloggers who are participating in this blogger marathon!
Harini, JayKamalika, Padma, Pavani, Priya Madhavan, Priya Suresh, Suma, Vatsala, Veena, Ila Nila and Priya Vasu.


  1. Never tried avocado as a salad..nice pictures!

  2. Salad for 7 days sounds great Divya, looking fwd to them, tempting plate you have there!

  3. Its a healthy one and looks easy too.
    Happy to be in marathon with you.

  4. This is a very nice salad combo, I like stir fried asparragus,
    you have a lovely space here

  5. As u rightly mentioned, this is def an interesting salad. Glad to run the marathon with u:-)

  6. Very interesting and new salad to me.Loved the dressing also

  7. interesting indeed- combo of the ingredients is nice

  8. Such an interesting salad, very new combo of me..

  9. Very innovative salad.Nice presentation Divya

  10. Welcome to Marathon Divya very Interesting salad recipe.

  11. Looks so refreshing and wonderful platter :)

  12. That's an interesting salad Divya. I love both asparagus and avocado, but never have thought of combining both. Will try.

  13. Welcome to the marathon. An interesting salad.

  14. avocado with asparagus .. greens in air ! sounds very interesting to me.

  15. I hope that this salad it is naturist too. It is good for some diseases to.

  16. So for the whole week, u gonna be green :) Good theme and happy marathon!

  17. Interesting recipe and loved all the salads you posted thus far for the marathon!

  18. U have a lovely blog with wonderful recipes and pics.

    1st time here and following u:


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