Can you believe that Easter is on Sunday? Neither can we. You don’t have to panic though!  Planning for a family and friends dinner isn’t too hard when you keep a couple of easy dishes like this one in mind.  Add a perfectly roasted chicken, a side of healthy whole grains and some fresh fruit for dessert, and you are ready for the Easter Egg hunt!
Tarragon is our secret weapon in this dressing. One of the glorious fresh flavors of spring , it provides  the perfect foil to the rich green taste of the roasted asparagus. Shake up a double batch of dressing and keep it in your fridge to marinate a pice of salmon for dinner later on in the week.
Tarragon is traditionally used to stimulate a persons appetite and to alleviate anorexic symptoms. It also has a good amount of iron, vitamin A and C. The amounts may be small but if you use this dressing multiple days as we suggested then you get in a good amount of these essential nutrients and vitamins.
Spring Asparagus Salad with Tarragon Dressing
1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 – 2 LBs Asparagus
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
Tarragon Dressing
2 Cups Halved Cherry Tomatoes, sprinkled with salt and pepper
Drizzle the oil over asparagus that you have spread out on a sheet tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast in a 400F oven for about 10 minutes or until desired “doneness”. Remove from the oven, toss with the dressing, and add the tomatoes on top.
Tarragon Dressing
1 Garlic Clove
1/4 Tarragon Leaves, packed
2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
2 Tsp Local Honey
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
Add the garlic to a food processor and chop finely. Add the remaining ingredients and purée until smooth.

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