This asparagus avocado and tomato salad recipe takes about 15 minutes to make. It’s a super easy Keto recipe, healthy and incredibly tasty.
Are you looking for easy asparagus recipes to start spring with a healthy diet?
Well, as usual, I’ve got you covered. Today I’ll show you how to make an avocado and asparagus salad recipe that’s not just super delish but healthy and Keto-friendly too.
So it’s also perfect for foodies who want to lose weight and get into their summer bodies.
I’m sure by now you all know the health benefits of avocado as it has been a staple ingredient in many healthy diets for so long.
But why is asparagus healthy, and why does it make the asparagus and avocado salad perfect for weight loss?
So before going to my usual tips and tricks, I’d like to tell you a few interesting things about it.
More recipes with asparagus:
- Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp And Asparagus
- Vegetable Frittata With Eggs And Asparagus
- Baked Salmon And Veggies
Why is asparagus healthy and Keto-friendly
Asparagus is a low-carb vegetable with an impressive nutritional content. It’s packed with many essential minerals and vitamins, like A, C, K, and E. Like many other green vegetables, it is high in antioxidants which can reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Furthermore, it is used in many weight-loss diets because of its low-calorie, high in water and high-fiber content.
You can see below the nutritional content in half a cup of cooked asparagus.
You should now have a better understanding of what makes the avocado and asparagus salad so healthy. I don’t want to keep you too long on this subject, but if you want to know more about it, check out this in-depth article from Healthline.
Now let’s move on to our delicious asparagus avocado and tomato salad recipe.
How to make asparagus and avocado salad – Best Tips & Tricks
This avocado and asparagus salad recipe is quite easy but there are a few tricks you need to know before making it.
Among them, is how to cook asparagus for salad, how to boil the eggs and how to adapt this asparagus and avocado salad recipe to your taste.
So keep reading ’cause it gets interesting. Especially the eggs boiling part 🙂
1. How to boil the eggs for asparagus avocado and tomato salad
I made this cold asparagus salad with eggs, and I know, you probably think I’m nuts trying to teach you how to boil eggs. What’s next? Show you how to spin a wheel?! :))
But if you want to make the best asparagus and avocado salad, then everything should be cooked just how you like it.
This means you have to decide beforehand how you like eggs and boil them accordingly.
If you like them with a runny yolk, boil them for 4-5 minutes, and if you want an almost dry yolk, the boiling time is 6 minutes. For hard-boiled eggs, it’s 7-8 minutes.
You might have known that, but here’s a trick you probably didn’t know. Once the boiling time is up, place the eggs into an ice bath and let them cool for a few minutes. This will prevent them from cooking any further.
Next, you’ll need to peel them as soon as they’re out of the ice bath. This way, they will peel nicely without the bits that usually come off with the shell.
You can apply the same technique for any recipe with eggs, not just for the asparagus avocado and tomato salad.
Next, let’s see how to cook asparagus for salad.
2. How to cook asparagus for salad
You can blanch, sautee or grill it. I blanched the asparagus for this salad because I wanted to make it quick and easy.
You can, however, cook it any way you like but it’s worth noting that grilling and sauteeing might extend the cooking time.
Furthermore, I blanched the asparagus in the same pot in which I boiled the eggs. If you use another method, you’ll have to cook it separately. This too will add up to the cooking time.
Blanching asparagus is super easy.
The first thing you need to do is to prepare an ice bath and keep it handy.
Then you need to boil water and scald the asparagus in it for about 2 minutes. And then you need to place it, as quickly as possible, into the ice bath and let it chill for a few minutes. This will halt the cooking process.
Next, you need to drain and place it into your delicious avocado and asparagus salad.
Now I’m curious. How do you cook asparagus for salad? Is it grilled, sauteed or blanched? Or maybe you have some other delicious way? Don’t hold it off. Share it with us in the comments below.
And now let’s move on and see how you can adapt this easy asparagus recipe to your taste. After all, you want to make the best asparagus and avocado salad, right?! So it’s gotta be just the way you like it.
3. How to adapt this avocado and asparagus salad recipe to your taste
You can add any veggies as long as they are Keto-friendly.
Of course, I am assuming that you want to keep this recipe Keto. If that’s not important for you, just add any of your favorites.
You can make it with bell pepper, broccoli, celery, cucumbers etc. Furthermore, you can replace the cheese. Parmesan and Pecorino are great in this avocado and asparagus salad recipe.
It’s worth mentioning that I haven’t used any dressing because I considered it simply didn’t need one. I like it with only a drizzle of olive oil and some apple cider vinegar, or balsamic.
But if you are the kind of foodies who simply can’t imagine a salad without dressing, then you should try the mustard and maple syrup dressing I made for this quinoa chopped salad.
It’s worth pointing out here that it won’t be a Keto recipe anymore because maple syrup is not Keto-friendly.
For meal prep, divide the avocado and asparagus salad into 4 airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t add oil and vinegar until just before serving.
Those were all the tricks I had up my sleeve for making this asparagus and avocado salad recipe.
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Asparagus Avocado And Tomato Salad Recipe
- 4 large eggs
- 1.5 pounds (700g) asparagus - ends trimmed and chopped into 1.5'/4cm pieces
- 1.5 cups (225g) quartered cherry tomatoes
- 2 ripe avocados - diced
- 1/4 cup (35g) crumbled blue cheese
- 1/3 cup (35g) raw Brazil nuts or pecans - roughly chopped
- 1/2 small red onion - finely sliced
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Sea salt and ground black pepper - to your taste
- Fill up a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.
- Carefully place the eggs into the pot and boil for 4 minutes. Next, add the asparagus and boil for 2 more minutes.
- Meanwhile, fill up another large pot with cold water and ice and keep it handy.
- As soon as the eggs and asparagus are done cooking, place them into the ice bath for 5 minutes to halt the cooking process. Drain and set aside.
- Gently peel the eggs and cut them in quarters.
- In a large salad bowl, add asparagus, eggs, tomatoes, avocado, blue cheese, Brazil nuts, and onion.
- Season with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper and drizzle olive oil and vinegar.Gently toss to combine.
- You can blanch, sautee or grill the asparagus for this salad. But the last two methods might extend the cooking time. Blanching asparagus is quicker and easier.
- You can add or replace any veggies, as long as they are Keto-friendly. If dieting is not important to you, then you can add or replace the existing with any of your favorite veggies (eg. bell pepper, broccoli, celery, cucumbers etc).
- Replace the cheese with your favorite, if needed. Parmesan and Pecorino are good ideas.
- There's no dressing in this asparagus avocado and tomato salad, but you can use the one in this recipe if you can't imagine a salad without dressing.
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