Warm Winter Pear Asparagus Salad
"I tried this warm salad the other day after my workout, and I loved the flavors so much. The pears and balsamic reduction balance out the bitterness of the asparagus and sprinkle on some lentils, and you have a wholesome nutrient-rich meal."
-- @happy.as.a.yam


Prep time 10mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 2


  • 1 bunch of (preferably) wild asparagus, washed and ends removed
  • 1 cup cooked lentils brown or green work well (or sprouted)
  • 2 Bartlett pears washed, cored and sliced ½ inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic reduction
  • Salt to taste


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375F. Put your asparagus and sliced pears on a cooking sheet and drizzle your olive oil. Sprinkle your salt. Mix well to make sure that your pears and asparagus is well coated. Cook for 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Sprinkle your lentils and scoop up juices from your baking sheet and drizzle them over your asparagus along with the balsamic reduction.