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Roasted Pepper & Asparagus Salad

with Chicken, Roasted Onions, Marinated Feta, & Avocado

Roasted Pepper & Asparagus Salad with Chicken, Feta, and Avocado and a Sriracha Yogurt Ranch dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad for #dinner #recipe

Soft, crisp tender roasted veggies with crisp lettuce and juicy fresh tomatoes, along with creamy salty crumbled marinated feta, creamy avocado and warm comforting chicken. It’s a treat for the tastebuds and the eyes. Roasting some of the veggies adds an amazing texture differentiator and it’s even better if the veggies and chicken are warm when you add them to the salad–then you get some contrast of temperature as well that is delightful. When you dig into this gorgeous salad, you’ll feel like you are eating at an upscale restaurant. It’s that good. You can chop the veggies and pile them on top of the greens … but making it in stripes like this allows you to choose the flavors you want to combine in each bite.

I made a similar salad with leftover garlic feta asparagus and sauteed mushrooms last week and it was SO good, I decided I needed to remake it (mostly for myself, but also to share with you!) But as I pulled out my asparagus to make the salad, I just couldn’t bear to chop it up. I had saved all the longest, prettiest stalks for last and they wanted to stay long and lovely. So I roasted them whole, and I left the little sweet peppers whole too because they are so vibrant and colorful. Roasting the peppers and onions really brings out the sweetness and takes away the “bite” that onion sometimes has. Last week when I made it, it was a vegetarian salad. This time I added some of my leftover Harissa chicken–I’m thinking this salad would also be scrumptious with grilled salmon in place of the chicken.

I used my addictive Sriracha yogurt ranch dressing on top of this salad. It would also be really good with a lemony vinaigrette, a Greek dressing or avocado tahini yogurt dressing.

Roasted Pepper & Asparagus Salad with Chicken, Feta & Avocado

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: as many as you like!

Roasted Pepper & Asparagus Salad with Chicken, Feta & Avocado

Ingredients

    For each salad:
  • Several spears of asparagus
  • 4 sweet mini peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • A couple slices of onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Red Robin Seasoning & freshly ground pepper
  • Mixed spring greens and/or spinach and/or romaine
  • 7 - 10 sweet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • About 1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken (optional ... I've made this salad both with and without the meat. This time, I used some of my Harissa Moroccan chicken. I think it would work well with cooked salmon or tuna in place of the chicken too.)
  • 1/2 of a small, ripe avocado, chopped into chunks
  • About 6 cubes of marinated feta (recipe here) or regular feta cheese, crumbled
  • Sriracha Yogurt Ranch Salad Dressing (recipe here) ... or other dressing of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Spray a small baking sheet with cooking spray and gently rub the asparagus and peppers with olive oil.
  2. Set the asparagus and peppers on the baking sheet and sprinkle the asparagus with the chopped garlic and onion, then sprinkle all with Red Robin Seasoning & freshly ground pepper. Set in the oven and let roast for about 15 - 20 minutes or until the asparagus is tender and bright green and the peppers are tender.
  3. While the veggies are roasting, prep the salad. Fill your salad plate with a nice bed of greens. Make a spot for the lovely asparagus spears down the middle. Warm the chicken (or salmon or tuna), if desired.
  4. Set the asparagus in the middle, make a stripe of chicken and a stripe of tomatoes on either side. Arrange the peppers on the salad and the avocado. Sprinkle with crumbled feta.
  5. Serve immediately with the dressing on the side.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Roasted Pepper & Asparagus Salad with Chicken, Feta, and Avocado and a Sriracha Yogurt Ranch dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad for #dinner #recipe

This recipe was shared at Freedom Friday with All my Bloggy Friends, Weekend PotluckMunching Monday, Tuesday’s Table, Treasure Box Tuesday, Simple Supper Tuesday, The Wednesday RoundupWine’d Down Wednesday, Hearth and Soul Bloghop and Happiness is Homemade.

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18 Responses

  1. that is beautiful! can’t wait to try it!

    May 24, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    • Ann

      Oh Cathie, thank you! I hope you do try it! It’s marvelous.

      May 25, 2015 at 11:29 am

  2. That looks so pretty, colorful and healthy!

    May 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Valerie! I loved it so much that I’ve made it three times now! There may be a fourth in the making, too …

      May 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

  3. What a perfect summer salad! Love all the colorful veggies.

    May 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you, Gwen! It’s one of my favorites.

      May 25, 2015 at 3:48 pm

  4. That is so incredibly beautiful! Just a stunner of a salad!

    May 25, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you, Dorothy!

      May 25, 2015 at 3:49 pm

  5. How totally summer this meal is!! I love new and creative salad recipes, so I will have to give this a try (of course, a vegetarian version for myself!)

    May 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you, Kacey! I hope you do. I think you’ll love it. I’ve made vegetarian versions of this salad multiple times and loved every bite.

      May 25, 2015 at 6:52 pm

  6. I love putting roasted asparagus in salads! This looks great!

    May 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    • Ann

      Adding roasted asparagus to a salad is brilliant, isn’t it? Thanks for your kind comment, Sabrina!

      May 25, 2015 at 6:52 pm

  7. Gorgeous!

    May 26, 2015 at 5:47 am

    • Ann

      Thank you, Pam!

      May 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm

  8. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Sounds really great. Love the addition of the mini peppers with asparagus!

    May 27, 2015 at 9:05 am

    • Ann

      Thank you so much, Amber! I agree … asparagus with sweet peppers is divine!

      May 27, 2015 at 10:52 pm

  9. That is lovely salad, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

    June 1, 2015 at 9:01 pm

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