Summer Asparagus Salad

A few years back some friends brought this tasty side to a BBQ.  It was instantly gobbled up.  Everything about this salad screams summer to me.  I love the fresh colors and flavors!  This dish is PERFECT for summer evening dinners.  It is soooo good along side a grilled meat.  We had this with steaks and corn on the cob the other night with my family.  My brother said that the only thing he would change about it was to have more of it in his belly!

Summer Asparagus Salad
1 LB asparagus, trimmed and halved
1 pint small tomatoes (cherry, grape, herlium, etc.), halved
2 avocados, cubed
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
2 TBSP dijon mustard
1 TBSP kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
juice from one lemon
Boil a large pot of water.  Meanwhile, trim your asparagus and slice in half.  Half your tomatoes.  Cube your avocados.
Once boiling add salt to the water.  Toss in your trimmed and halved asparagus and blanch by boiling it for 2 minutes.  After 2 minutes drain your asparagus through a colander filled with ice to stop the cooking.  
Combine asparagus, tomatoes, avocados, and cheese.
Prepare dressing in a small bowl by whisking oil, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Pour over the asparagus mixture and toss to combine.  Chill in fridge until served.

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