Its officially spring! I am so looking forward to the upcoming season of fresh, local fruit and vegetables. I bought fresh asparagus this past weekend, its got me excited about my weekly Saturday morning farmer’s market routine. To celebrate I made this kale salad with asparagus.
Asparagus is one of my favourite spring vegetables. Like other green vegetables, asparagus is low in calories, a good source of fibre and antioxidants. Asparagus is also a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, folate, and potassium. Eating asparagus can improve your body’s digestive health, due to its inulin content. Inulin is a carbohydrate, also called “prebiotic” that acts as a healthy food source for healthy “probiotic ” bacteria in our guts.
I decided to post another kale salad because its nutrition month. This year’s theme is healthy eating in the work place. Kale salads are not only great for their health benefits, taste but they are also a sturdy leafy green. To add some protein, I paired it with some fresh, wild salmon. I caramelized the salmon, the sweetness complemented the kale and asparagus perfectly. Now that’s a good lunch! I wish I could take credit for the caramelized salmon but the recipe is from Pinch Of Yum. This husband and wife team amaze me, the site has is full of inspiration from recipes to food blogging tips. I suggest you check them out, the photography is AMAZING, makes me want to make every recipe.