Energetic Salad With Asparagus, Chorizo, Avocado And Sweet Dressing

energetic salad

Energetic salad is a savior on hot summer days like these we have now. I have always admitted that I am not a vegetarian. But I can hardly eat anything besides vegetables and fruits when the temperature rises above 30° Celsius outside.

Today’s recipe is nourishing and easy to cook. It actually contains chorizo which contradicts what I have said above. Somehow, I am ready to make chorizo an exception for its light and spicy nature.  Asparagus gives a crunch to the salad. Avocado takes responsibility for the substantial part. And this sweet dressing made out of olive oil, maple syrup and lemon juice adds a finishing touch to the dish like icing on the cake.

energetic salad

energetic salad

If asparagus is your favorite ingredient among all other foods, have a look at this light refreshing Salad With Asparagus, Bacon And Poached Egg.

I also advise you to make this Spicy Shrimp and Watermelon Salad to cool down a little bit.

energetic salad

Enjoy your summer! Finally, it is here!


Energetic Salad With Asparagus, Chorizo, Avocado And Sweet Dressing

Serves 3
Prep time 3 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 13 minutes


for the salad

  • mixed salad
  • 5 dried tomatoes in oil
  • 100g chorizo
  • 6 stalks asparagus
  • 125g mozzarella
  • 1 avocado
  • hard cheese (e.g. parmigiano, dziugas)

for the dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano+basil (dried)


1. Put thin slices of chorizo on the frying pan and cook at low heat for a few minutes till they get crispy. Take chorizo out of the frying pan and cook sliced asparagus stalks in the oil left from chorizo.
2. Cut mozzarella into cubes. Cut a few dried tomatoes into halves. Peel off avocado, get rid of the seed and slice avocado into pieces to your taste.
3. Make the dressing. Mix together olive oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, oregano and basil.
4. Lay out mixed salad on a plate. Add asparagus stalks, chorizo, avocado, dried tomatoes, mozzarella. Drizzle with the salad dressing and add some grated hard cheese on top.




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