Asparagus, Avocado and Slow-Roasted Tomato Salad


This colorful, composed salad with asparagus, roasted tomatoes and avocado slices is drizzled with a sherry vinaigrette.

8 servings


  • 4 plum tomatoes

  • 7 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

  • 24 asparagus spears, trimmed

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions (green onions), green part only

  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar

  • 2 ripe Avocados from Mexico, halved and pitted


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Core and cut tomatoes in quarters lengthwise; squeeze out seeds. Place, cut side up, on baking sheet.

  3. In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the garlic, thyme, 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper; sprinkle over tomatoes. Roast, turning occasionally, until very soft and shriveled, about 2 and a half hours; set aside.

  4. Meanwhile, cut asparagus into thirds crosswise. Cook asparagus in 1 inch of lightly salted water until bright green and firm, 3 to 5 minutes; rinse with cold water; drain well. In small bowl, toss asparagus with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the scallions; set aside.

  5. To prepare dressing: In small bowl, stir remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil, the vinegar, remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper; set aside. To serve: With a large spoon, scoop Avocado from shells; cut each half into 8 slices lengthwise. On each of 8 salad plates, place asparagus and tomatoes in rows; top with Avocado slices. Stir dressing; drizzle over salads.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
19g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 433mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.