Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese


This salad is fresh, tangy, a little bit sweet, and makes a nice side dish for steak, fish, chicken, or pork.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • 2 ounces goat cheese, cubed


  1. Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Bring a separate pot of water to a boil and cook asparagus for 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Shake off excess moisture.

  3. Combine asparagus and grape tomatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over the top and toss until evenly coated. Add goat cheese and toss again. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

If you are making this ahead of time, you will want to wait until just before serving to add the goat cheese, so that it doesn't discolor from the balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 234mg 5%

* 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.

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