Asparagus Shrimp Salad Monday, March 19, 2012

Ingredients

Salad
1 ½ lbs asparagus, thick ends removed,
1 lb cooked shrimp, shelled and cleaned
1 slice fresh lemon
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
¼ cup sliced green onion
2 TBSP minced fresh parsley
Lettuce leaves

Dressing
½ cup salad oil
¼ cup vinegar
1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
1 TBSP chopped fresh basil
1 TBSP chopped fresh oregano
¼ tsp salt
Dash cayenne
Pinch pepper

Directions

Dressing
Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and mix until combined.

Salad
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add asparagus and boil 2 minutes, until bright green. Drain and chop asparagus. Place asparagus, shrimp, lemon, and prepared dressing in medium mixing bowl. Toss to combine and refrigerate.
Meanwhile, combine red pepper, green onion, and parsley in small mixing bowl.

To serve, drain shrimp mixture and arrange on plate with lettuce and sprinkled with bell pepper mixture atop shrimp and asparagus.
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