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Dinner Tonight: August 21, 2017 Asparagus Bread Salad

Asparagus Bread Salad

Fun

Bring trivia questions related to the eclipse and astronomy to the table and quiz each other on your eclipse knowledge!

Conversation

The next time a total solar eclipse happens in the U.S. will be April 2024. Where do you think you'll be, and what will you be doing?

This recipe for a hearty side or light supper came from our friends at Edible Pioneer Valley. To make it a main dish, you may want to increase quantities.

Image via Edible Pioneer Valley, courtesy Dominic Perri Photography

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 thick slices rustic bread
  • 8 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 bunch radishes, greens removed and reserved, cut into quarters or halves
  • 4 cups fresh spinach or Swiss chard leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the vinegar and oil in a small jar with the mustard and a pinch of salt and shake well to combine.
  2. Toast or grill the bread until crisp and golden. Cut or tear bread into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Combine the bread cubes, asparagus, radishes and their greens, and spinach in a large bowl.
  4. Toss with dressing and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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