Mediterranean Salad

Love the addition of asparagus in this simple Mediterranean salad. Perfect as is, or add a some grilled meat, canned tuna or hard boiled egg to up the protein content.


  • 1/2 pound asparagus (trimmed))
  • 1 english long cucumber (chopped)
  • 1 small red onion(chopped)
  • 1cup grape tomato (halved)
  • 2 large cup yellow/orange bell peppers (seeded & chopped)
  • 1 can chickpeas (rinsed & drained)
  • 1/2 cup kalamata  olives
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • himalayan salt and fresh black pepper (to taste)

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar (or your favorite)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Simply whisk ingredients together, or place into a small mason jar, secure with a lid and shake to combine.


  • Place the asparagus in a large pot of boiling water, and remove it in exactly 60 seconds.
  • Remove, and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking and preserve the color.
  • Once completely cold, dry on a clean towel.
  • Cut the stalks into 2 inch pieces.
  • Add the asparagus, and other ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Toss with dressing to thoroughly coat, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • ENJOY!