Greenilicious Salad!

  • Yield: 6-8 servings


1pound asparagus, sliced on bias
1medium cucumber, sliced very thin
2medium celery stalks, sliced very thin
1/4cup kalamata olives, sliced in 1/4's
1/4cup aged white chaddar, shaved
1medium lemon and zest
1/4cup extra virgin olive oil
1large garlic clove, grated
2pinches lemon thyme
2-3pinches salt & pepper ** to taste**


  1. In a pot of boiling salted water, blanch asparagus for 3-5 minutes.  Remove and immediately put in an ice bath.   Drain asparagus on a paper towels.
  2. Combine all salad  ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  3. Whisk vinaigrette ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  4. Pour vinaigrette over salad veggies and toss.  Top with shaved cheese when ready to serve.