Spring is here, and thus the salad season is starting! We are no big fans of boring salads topped with canned veggies, so we always try to add something creative to our salads to make it a special and filling meal. For example, we added vegan cheese balls to our spinach salad, vegan feta cheese to our chickpea salad, or a pea pesto and honeydew melon to our pasta salad. If you like to eat asparagus, you probably know the combination of sweet, fresh strawberries with boiled or fried green asparagus. We added pasta and a tahini lemon dressing to this combination and created a fresh and filling summer salad.

The salad works perfectly for meal prep, a picnic with friends or a barbecue party. But the salad is also the right choice for a quick, fresh lunch. We really liked the combination of sweet strawberries, fresh lamb's lettuce, savory green asparagus, and the sour dressing. The pasta makes sure that it's a filling dish. With some almond slices, we added another texture, which can also be replaced by walnuts or pecans. A great combination you should definitely try!

Vegan Asparagus Pasta Salad with Strawberries

4 servings (1 salad bowl)
20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 g (8.8 oz) pasta
  • 400 g (14.1 oz) fresh strawberries
  • 400 g (14.1 oz) fresh green asparagus
  • salt & pepper
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) lamb's lettuce
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) sliced almonds

dressing

  • 1 lemon
  • agave syrup to taste
  • 100 ml (0.4 cups) tahini
  • 100 ml (0.4 cups) olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. In the meantime, wash the green asparagus, break off the woody ends and cut the asparagus into 3-4 pieces.
  3. Heat a pan with a little oil and fry the asparagus for 4-5 minutes until they turn a little brown. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Wash the lamb's lettuce. Wash the strawberries and remove the stalk. Quarter all strawberries.
  5. Roast the almond slices in a small pan without oil.
  6. Squeeze the lemon juice and mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a container or bowl.
  7. In a big bowl mix the lamb's lettuce with the strawberries, the pasta and the asparagus and serve with the roasted almond slices and dressing.

Tip: Leave out the almonds for a nut-free version.

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