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Asparagus Salad

mixed grains, lemon, ricotta salata cheese
4.3 stars
(241 reviews)
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
Asparagus season is here! Here, it is poached and served over a crunchy salad of wheat berries, farro and barley. The salad is dressed with a lemon - whole grain mustard vinaigrette and a sprinkle of ricotta salata cheese. Ricotta salata is an Italian cheese similar to feta but more firm and slightly salty.
Ingredients
  • Asparagus
  • Barley
  • Farro
  • Ricotta salata
  • Wheat berries
  • Mixed Greens
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Whole grain mustard
  • Black pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
Nutrition
Servings Per Container: 1.0
Amount Per Serving*
Calories 630
Total Fat 34g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 1220mg
Total Carbs 67g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
*Our nutrition data includes all sauces, dressings, condiments, and garnishes included with a dish. If you have specific concerns about sodium, fat, or overall calories, know that we often serve these items on the side so you can add them to taste or leave them out, if you like.

What People Are Saying

5 Stars
Absolutely LOVED this! My husband and I split for a dinner appetizer, but would have the perfect lunch salad.
4 Stars
It was good. I would love it with more veggies and less grains but a tasty salad.
5 Stars
Loved this!!! Delicious AND healthy! The asparagus was perfectly cooked.
5 Stars
WINNER! Great mix of flavors. I loved the combination of the asparagus with the grain. Husband loved it as well.
5 Stars
Excellent!! will order again.
3 Stars
Too little asparagus and not enough flavor
3 Stars
The mixed grains we received contained a ton of quinoa, which wasn't listed in the ingredients and which we were specifically trying to avoid. Aside from that issue, we enjoyed the salad. It had very interesting flavors and textures.
5 Stars
Delicious and filling, and this from someone who is not big on salads but trying to eat healthy foods. I'd order once a week.
5 Stars
Excellent, full bodied salad. Lots of nice flavors with the grains, cheese and asparagus.
5 Stars
I ordered this because I love asparagus, but I gobbled down everything else first here - the mixed grains were really tasty - nutty and more flavorful than I expected. I'll order again, even w/o the asparagus.
4 Stars
This was a nice combination of flavors & textures. At first I thought there was only one spear, but there were plenty cut up throughout the salad, so I had the flavor of asparagus w/ every bite.
1 Stars
This is not really a salad. It had 3 asparagus spears, 5 lettuce leaves and a pile of grain. More of an appetizer at best.
5 Stars
Had this salad the next day for lunch. It was light and fresh with great crunch and texture. All ingredients were delicious and the flavors complemented one another. Would get again as a side dish, as portion was too small to be a complete meal.
5 Stars
Delicious!!!
5 Stars
Excellent for sure, and a really well thought mixture of flavors. An unusual effect with the wholesome grains and tangy dressing, it combines both spears and diced asparagus.
5 Stars
Amazingly good, even leftovers a day later were better than the first day. Letting the salad sit in the lemony dressing pulls it together, but it's not necessary. Ricotta salata was perfect.
5 Stars
A small but delectable and filling salad. The perfect lunch. GREAT combination of flavors and textures. YUM, YUM, YUM!
1 Stars
Expected to like this much more. The asparagus had a slight sour taste like it was on the verge of going bad. Same with the mixed grains.
5 Stars
Amazing! Very tasty...super healthy...just right for dinner or a weekend lunch. I have ordered it several times.
5 Stars
Perfectly cooked (and reheated) asparagus, delicious lemon dressing mixed with the interesting textures and nutty flavor of the grains all came together to make a fabulous side dish. Will definitely order again.
5 Stars
I'm pretty obsessed with this dish. The star for me was the lemon vinaigrette dressing and the deliciously seasoned farro and barley salad. Also really enjoyed the texture and flavor the ricotta salata added to the dish. Over all, perfection.
5 Stars
Really really delicious. The asparagus was perfectly cooked, the lemon dressing provided the perfect flavor, and the farro was nutty & delicious. And it was about enough food for an entire meal for me. Will definitely order again!
5 Stars
Very nutritious and delicious. Perfect for dinner after a busy day. Thanks Chef Bridget:)
5 Stars
Very nice addition to our meal. Very fresh and light with the right amount of Cheese and the lemon brought out a lot of great flavor. We will be ordering this one again. =)
5 Stars
wow this was good. really fresh asparagus and a terrific vinaigrette. proof that a dish doesn't need meat to be awesome....and I'm a huge meat eater!!!
5 Stars
Wow…so good. The asparagus was tender and delicious. The grains were so good and the whole dish once dressed with the ricotta salata and dressing was so well seasoned. I will definitely order again!
5 Stars
Fresh and lively lemon vinigrette. Asparagus is the star but the grains and ricotta salata cheese make for well rounded delicious salad.
5 Stars
I love, love, love this salad. It's the perfect blend of nuttiness and crunch. Love the asparagus bits mixed with the grain.
4 Stars
Very good! Inventive and tasty. Even my husband, who cannot be convinced to touch salad, wanted more of this.
4 Stars
Very nice. Loved the freshness and firmness of the asparagus mixed with the crunchiness of the grains and the tartness of the dressing. No noticeable ricotta cheese in mine though. Would order again.
5 Stars
Excellent and very hearty, filling salad!
5 Stars
I have had this dish twice now & it has been amazing, even the 2nd time when I didn't eat it until a few days after delivery! The asparagus was the absolute perfect firmness & the flavors of the lemon & ricotta were well-matched with the asparagus.
4 Stars
Very good salad! All the components worked together--crispy asparagus, chewy grains, juicy lettuce, salty ricotta salata. The dressing was great too!
5 Stars
This dish was great. The grains were pleasantly chewy, the asparagus was cooked the perfect amount, and the cheese added the perfect amount of richness. I'd totally order this again.
5 Stars
This is an all around delicious salad. All of the ingredients taste incredibly fresh and the bright dressing binds the dish perfectly. Love, the texture and heartiness the grains and feta add. Would order this every day if I could.
5 Stars
There's nothing much better than fresh asparagus!
4 Stars
Asparagus, lemon, and ricotta salata together was fantastic. I'm not sure what the mixed grains are doing on the plate; they didn't really seem to blend with the flavors you expect from this dish.
5 Stars
DELICIOUS! The asparagus spears were cooked perfectly. The salad had more chopped up pieces of asparagus and really nicely cooked grains that made this a hearty and filling salad. The fresh and crisp citrus dressing perfectly complemented the salad.
5 Stars
This salad is extraordinary. Fresh. Nutty. Interesting. The asparagus is the highlight, but there are lots of layers.
2 Stars
Asparagus was tasteless.
5 Stars
Really delicious. I added a squeeze of fresh lemon and it made it even better !
4 Stars
Loved the combination of the fresh, sweet asparagus with the salty ricotta salata and mixed grains. Would just suggest a little less dressing on the grains next time. Otherwise, scrumptious!
5 Stars
Just delicious!! The combination of textures and flavors are perfect. I really enjoyed the ricotta salata cheese. Nice alternative to feta. Asparagus was poached to perfection, with a little snap and crunch left in the spears. Really excellent!
5 Stars
Really enjoyed this, have already placed an order for more this week. Would make a nice lunch or light meal,.
5 Stars
Very fresh & flavorful. Asparagus was tender, perfectly cooked. I loved the grains and the pesto olive oil infusion. Dishes like this make converting to a vegan lifestyle more manageable - I feel so much less deprived!