Photo: Sang An; Styling: Pam Morris
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Serve this savory salad alongside a nice steak or a piece of flavorful fish, such as tuna or salmon.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook asparagus and 2 teaspoons salt in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse asparagus under cold water; drain.

Step 2

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, shallots, and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.

Step 3

Combine asparagus and greens in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

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Ratings & Reviews


April 17, 2017
I made a reduced recipe of this for 2 of us for Easter and it was the best part of the meal!! SOOO Good!! I bought white asparagus from a jar/no fresh and it worked fine. The dressing and a little more gorgonzola was so perfect! definitely company worthy!

nssharp12's Review

January 29, 2015
Made this as a side dish with grilled tri tip steak. We are tired of the same old house salad and wanted to try something new. It is excellent. My local store had the green and white asparagus pre-packaged in exactly one pound - very convenient. This recipe is definitely a keeper for us to serve over and over. I loved the flavor of the vinaigrette but will try with goat cheese next time. I also like the recommendation to roast the asparagus instead of boiling.

NaomiKB's Review

April 01, 2014
I just made this tonight and it was so delicious!!! This was restaurant quality. The asparagus literally only needs two minutes in the boiling water. I wasn't expecting it to go that quickly. I had to hustle to cool it down. Everything turned out yummy. The asparagus was crisp, the dressing light and flavorful, and the greens hearty and satisfying. Mmm mmm yummy.

kristen12345's Review

March 24, 2013

EllenFL's Review

April 25, 2011
The dressing was terrific and gorgonzola outstanding. Served with CL's "Glorious Easter Menu" with ham, carrot soup, etc. Left cheese off for a lactose-intolerant guest and was still very good. Could only find canned white asparagus. Might leave off next time; they sort of looked like alien fingers (or worse)!

SaraH823's Review

April 18, 2011

eatingood's Review

April 06, 2010
This was very yummy and a great, healthy addition to our Easter dinner. I did need to add about double the olive oil as the lemon zest was very overpowering. I also subbed goat cheese and it was wonderful and creamy. The dressing goes a llllooonnngg way. I've been craving it ever since!

WinterCarnival's Review

April 06, 2010
Great - I used green asparagus only (white unavailable). I will use goat cheese, next time. Personal preference.

LoveKitchens's Review

April 05, 2010
I hate when people change the recipe and report it as good, but I did just that. I was stuck with the task of bringing an Easter side dish for Prime Rib. Desiring a spring-like veggie like asparagus, I thought Gorgonzola would be just the right zip to marry with the beef. The picture for this recipe just looks unattractive with the mess of greens and two colors of asparagus. Therefore, I kept the green asparagus, but roasted it in the oven (coat a jelly roll pan in olive oil and salt; broil @ 450 degrees for 10 minutes or so, shaking pan a couple times.) I also added some pine nuts to the pan during the last 5 minutes. Then I made the vinegrette with gorgonzola from this recipe and topped the asparagus. Everyone loved it -- and this was one very picky group of eaters!