How to make it

  • For Salad

  • Toss asparagus tops in 1T olive oil and place in broiler safe pan(I use cast iron) See Photo
  • Sprinkle with sea salt
  • Broil about 5 minutes until al dente and still bright green color, and set aside See Photo
  • Cut cherries in half by placing knife in stem end, and rotating cherry without picking up the knife, until you are all around the cherry(similarly to how it is recommended to cut open avocados) See Photo
  • Gently "twist" cherry and it will open, again, like an avocado, with the pit staying in one side
  • Carefully pop pit out with end of dull knife or baby spoon
  • Slice salami into 8 slices, then cut those slices into quarters See Photo
  • For Croutons

  • Melt butter in medium glass bowl in microwave
  • Carefully toss bread pieces in butter(and herbs, if using) until all pieces are coated and butter is gone See Photo
  • Place on baking tray or oven safe pan(I used the SAME cast iron as I did for the asparagus, and the salt at the bottom lent a great flavor :) and bake for about 15 minutes at 350.
  • Croutons should be crunchy and golden brown all around with a slight give in the middles See Photo
  • Set aside
  • For Dressing

  • In small glass bowl, combine preserves, Dijon, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper and whisk well
  • Slowly add oil, whisking constantly, to emulsify and combine well.
  • Taste and adjust as needed
  • To Plate Salad

  • Lay down a bed of greens
  • Top with asparagus, salami, cherries and green onion
  • Add cheese and croutons and drizzle with dressing

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  • rescue_ranger 7 years ago
    the cherry vinaigrette sounds wonderful as does the salad a great combination of flavors, I will try this tonight and let you know
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  • jett2whit 8 years ago
    Very creative on the name :)
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  • lilliancooks 8 years ago
    OMG!!!! This sounds AND looks amazing! I love All the ingredients in this one! The cherry dijon is so unique and delicious sounding! Another great post! =)
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