Asparagus, tomato and feta salad

Asparagus, tomato and feta salad


2 bunches young asparagus, trimmed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 baby cos lettuce
1 punnet baby roma tomatoes, halved
⅓ cup black Kalamata olives
200g Greek-style feta, cubed
Continental parsley leaves, for sprinkling

1. Cook asparagus spears in a frying pan with ½ cup water until tender, drain and refresh under cold water.

2. Shake lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper together in a jar to make a dressing.

3. Arrange lettuce, asparagus, tomatoes, olives and feta on a platter. Drizzle with dressing and serve with parsley leaves.

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