The sunshine is back. I know I can’t be the only one who seems to fall off the planet a little more during winter, even though I love the winter season and its cozy soups, books and warm clothes. It almost feels surreal that we’ve gotten so far through 2017 so far – during a recent trip to the grocery store, I was overwhelmed by the sudden overflow of fresh asparagus, radishes, strawberries and more.
I knew I had to get my hands on some fresh asparagus for a simple green lentil and wild rice salad I was dreaming of. With some fresh produce and a generous amount of lemon juice, olive oil, and salt, this dish is a winner for packing in lunches for the week or bringing to a weekend picnic or lunch with friends. It’s a shareable size and can be eaten on its own, or I love pairing it with some cheese, crackers and a green salad.