Asparagus & Feta Salad

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $0.97
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20Asparagus Spears, 2 inches trimmed off the bottom
1 tbspHarissa Paste (optional)
1/2Lemon (juice only)
1/4 cupFeta Cheese, crumbled
2 tbspFresh Mint, roughly chopped
1 tbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Turn on your grill and heat to medium high heat. ​Add your asparagus and cook for about 6 minutes.
  2. Add harissa paste, lemon juice, mint, olive oil and salt and pepper to a bowl and combine.
  3. Remove asparagus from grill, plate and top with crumbled feta. Pour dressing over top. Serve.


  • ​Six spears of asparagus provide 55% of the amount of vitamin K and 60% of the amount of folate that most people need each day. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting, while folate is a B vitamin that is needed for red blood cell formation.
  • Asparagus contains saponins, a type of plant nutrient that may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Eating foods that contain saponins has also been associated with lower blood pressure, better blood sugar control, and lower LDL or “lousy” cholesterol levels.
  • One cup of cooked asparagus has 3 grams of fibre. Fibre is important for a healthy digestive system and may help reduce cancer risk. Some of the fibre in asparagus is in the form of inulin, a prebiotic. Prebiotics act as food for the ‘good’ bacteria in your colon. Keeping the ‘good’ bacteria in your body healthy may lower the risk of colorectal cancer and promote a healthy immune system.