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Asparagus, Radish, Mint and Feta Chopped Salad

The vegetable/feta mixture can be prepared a few hours ahead; keep refrigerated. When ready to serve, toss with the lemon dressing and chopped mint; taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Course Lunch, Salad
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large bunch asparagus about 1 pound, sliced on the diagonal as thinly as possible
  • 1 large bunch of radishes sliced as thinly as possible
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces feta crumbled or diced into small cubes
  • Juice of 1 lemon plus 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint chopped

Instructions
 

  • Combine thinly sliced asparagus, radishes, scallions, and feta in large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, zest, honey, and olive oil along with a generous pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add lemon dressing to the vegetables and feta in the large bowl; taste and season with more salt as needed. Gently stir in chopped mint. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

Notes

This chopped salad is filled with pops of vegetal asparagus, the bite of radish, cooling mint and pockets of smooth, salty feta. Pair it with a Riesling that has a similar vegetal, acidic quality, such as Dr. Frank 2013 Dry Riesling or Ravines 2013 Dry Riesling.
Keyword Asparagus, Mint, Radishes