This Shrimp and Asparagus salad and homemade dressing are ready in 20 minutes and is great for week night meals.
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 tablespoon chopped shallot
1/4 teaspoon kosher or regular salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
20 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)
2 cups (1-inch) sliced asparagus (about 1 pound)
1 coarsely chopped yellow bell pepper
1/2 chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1/2 diced peeled avocado
4 cups mixed salad greens
How to Make It
Fill a large pot half-full with water, and bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, combine the dressing ingredients in a blender and process until smooth, about 20-30 seconds. Set aside.
When water is boiling, add shrimp and asparagus pieces; cook 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through and asparagus is bright green. Drain in a colander, and run cold water over the shrimp and asparagus. When cool, toss the shrimp and asparagus with bell pepper, cucumber, and avocado in mixing bowl. Pour dressing over shrimp-and-vegetable mixture, and toss to coat.
Divide greens among 4 plates, and top each with 1/4 of the shrimp-and-vegetable mixture.