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Now that it’s officially the month of March, I hoping that some warmer weather will be happenin’ in my neck of the woods. I’m not talking about 80 degree temperatures, but oh, say 30 or 40 degrees would be nice. I’m definitely not a fan of winter and would rather live where the weather is mild year round (I’m looking at you California and Florida people).
And now that we’re in the third month of the year, I can’t help but think about spring. I’ve had enough of this Midwestern winter over here and can’t wait for the flowers to start blooming and the leaves to start budding. I’m also looking forward to making (and eating) some fresh dishes. Fruits, veggies, and salads immediately come to mind. I just can’t resist those dishes and wish spring would just hurry up and get here!
So to aid in my wishful thinking, I decided to go shopping for some spring inspired findings. I headed out the door to Walmart and ended up in the grocery section. Not really too much of a surprise, considering I’m a food blogger, right? I immediately walked over to the produce section and picked up some fresh asparagus. This veggie just screams warm weather to me, so it promptly ended up in my cart.
After I wandered over to the frozen foods section, my eyes lit up when I saw my favorite potato brand, Alexia! Their fries and onion rings are made with all natural ingredients, so I feel good about what I’m eating. And because the hubster and I love fries and onion rings, I just had to grab a few bags to stock in my freezer. I chose the Alexia Onion Rings and Sweet Potato Fries, but there is also Crinkle Cut Fries available at Walmart, too.
Since I had my favorite Alexia fries and onion rings, I was just itching to make these delicious potatoes. But instead of eating them plain, I decided to get a little creative and make this Asparagus Onion Ring Salad. It’s fresh, flavorful, and so perfect for spring! This salad combines fresh asparagus, Alexia onion rings, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, bacon bits, and a drizzle of balsamic dressing. It’s the perfect dish to whip up for when you want a light and healthier meal.
Besides being easy to make, this Asparagus Onion Ring Salad contains fresh ingredients that are the perfect compliment to one another. To start, chop one pound of asparagus into bite-sized pieces and place onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Next, spread the Alexia onion rings and sweet potato fries (they’re the perfect side dish for this salad) on two baking trays. Pop everything into the oven and let it works its magic!
Next, you’ll prepare the salad ingredients. Halve a cup of cherry tomaties and assemble the feta cheese, bacon bits, and balsamic dressing. Once the asparagus, onion rings, and fries are done, it’s time to make the salad. Layer the aspargus, tomatoes, feta, bacon bits, and onion rings. Top with a drizzle of balsamic dressing, and this Asparagus Onion Ring Salad is ready to be devoured!
The onion rings provide the perfect crunch and flavor to the fresh asparagus and tomatoes. And because Alexia uses only high quality ingredients, you can be sure that you and your family are consuming the best. This Asparagus Onion Ring Salad is the perfect dish to remind you that spring will soon be on its way!
This Asparagus Onion Ring Salad combines fresh asparagus, onion rings, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, bacon bits, and a drizzle of balsamic dressing. This salad is perfect for when you want a light and healthier meal!
10 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 tablespoons feta cheese
- 3 tablespoons bacon bits
- 4 tablespoons balsamic salad dressing
- 10 Alexia Onion Rings, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Place asparagus on a large baking pan and drizzle with olive oil. Lightly toss to ensure that every piece is covered. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Spread Alexia Onion Rings in an even layer on a large baking tray.
- Put the asparagus and onion rings in oven.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes, turning each halfway through.
- Remove from oven and set aside.
- Cut 10 onion rings in quarters to ensure bite-sized pieces.
- Layer asparagus, feta, bacon bits, and tomatoes on a plate.
- Drizzle balsamic dressing over asparagus salad.
- Top with onion rings and serve immediately.
Be sure to spring into flavor with Alexia!