Spring Asparagus & Fennel Sauté

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from Recipe to Nourish.

Nothing says SPRING like ASPARAGUS! These beautiful green spears are abundant in all grocery stores during the spring months. At home, I prepare asparagus a few times a week during peak season. Asparagus is known to be excellent for supporting the kidneys + helps support digestion. It’s a great source of folate + vitamins A, B6, C, E and K. It has antioxidants + supports natural cellular health. Its also perfect for weight management due to its Inulin content. Since it does not have a long shelf life, it is important to store bottoms sitting in water {like in a mason jar} or wrapped with a damp, clean kitchen towel to help keep it fresh.

Asparagus Broccolini Salad with Zesty Pine Nut Dressing

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from 101 Cookbooks.

A bright and colorful blend of healthy green vegetables tossed with a cheerful dressing to please the palette and immune system. Asparagus and Broccolini offer a multitude of phytonutrients for blood pressure, metabolic, blood sugar, and digestive support. Radishes are rich in folate, fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. A delectable salad for spring and summer entertaining, or to kick off your favorite week-night meal.

Wild Rice Asparagus Salad with Walnut Lemon Dressing

A main-dish salad is a perfect destination for grains. Tossed with a vinaigrette, a selection of vegetables and herbs, perhaps some walnuts to add crunch and flavor, and you've got all you need for the center of your plate. I love the contrast of textures and colors in this salad. The wild rice is earthy, the brown rice nutty, and both are chewy in different ways. Walnuts and walnut oil not only add perfect complementary flavor and crunch, but also contribute omega-3 fatty acids to the mix. You can make this up to a day ahead, but don't add the asparagus, parsley, and herbs until shortly before serving, because their colors will fade. I usually cook a few servings of wild or brown rice each week and toss cooked leftovers in soups and salads to save time in the kitchen.