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Italian Style Spring Salad Recipe

A quick and easy salad recipe that is satisfying yet still incredibly light. Thanks to the variety of different flavors and textures it tastes like spring in your mouth.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1
Author: Juli@1000lovelythings


  • 1 handful asparagus - about 6 spears
  • 2 handful lettuce - I use a mix of cos lettuce and radicchio
  • 1 cup cocktail tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup mini buffalo mozzarella
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T crema di balsamico
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped basil to garnish


  • Cut the asparagus in bite size and give it into a pan
  • But the garlic and add it to the asparagus
  • Add the olive oil and lemon juice and stir through
  • Roast the asparagus for a few minutes just to heat it up. I prefer it still raw yet slightly warm
  • In the meantime cut the lettuce into small stripes and give it to a bowl
  • Chop the tomatoes and add it to the bowl
  • Once the asparagus is warm empty the whole pan in the bowl. Make sure to get out all leftover oil and garlic
  • Add the salt and pepper and the crema di balsamico and mix well using your hands or a large spoon
  • Now add the mozzarella and garnish with chopped basil


Once the salad is dressed it's best to eat it immediately - the acids make it limp within an hour