“This salad has the makings of an elegant meal and deserves to be included on a special celebration menu. The flavors of asparagus and shrimp flourish with the addition of a balsamic vinaigrette. Cook time is chill time.”
4hrs 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl pour boiling water over tomato pieces to cover; let stand for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain.
  3. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine tomato pieces, vinegar, the olive oil, basil, mustard, the 2 cloves garlic, sugar, and pepper.
  4. Cover and shake well.
  5. If desired, cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
  6. Thaw shrimp, if frozen.
  7. In a large saucepan bring the water and the 1 clove garlic to boiling; add asparagus. Return to boiling.
  8. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes.
  9. Add shrimp.
  10. Return to boiling.
  11. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 3 minutes more or until shrimp are opaque.
  12. Drain, discarding garlic.
  13. Rinse shrimp under cold running water; drain well.
  14. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  15. To serve, divide greens and pears among 4 salad plates.
  16. Top each with some of the shrimp and asparagus.
  17. Shake dressing; drizzle each serving with about 2 tablespoons of the dressing.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a