{Roasted Asparagus Salad with Fennel, Leek + Grapefruit}

Summery, citrusy, crisp, and colourful– this salad has it all to bump up your garden fresh game. And boy does it taste delicious!

Roasted asparagus, leek, and fennel are served up with fresh grapefruit segments, avocado slices, shaved parmesan and mint. Topped off with a simple make-ahead dressing that is EVERYTHING to punch up all your summer salads. If you’re not already convinced that you need this in your life, then give it a whirl and see for yourself!

Thank you to Erin Walker of A Little Salt blog, for creating this luscious recipe and beautiful images for us. Hope you all enjoy yourself a beautiful plate of this garden deliciousness!

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Fennel, Leek + Grapefruit


  • 1 lg leek
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 shallot
  • 2 lg red grapefruit
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shaved
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Trim off the end and the green part of the leek, and thinly slice the remaining white part. Rinse and dry well.
  • On a large, parchment lined baking sheet, spread the leek, asparagus and fennel. Drizzle with ½ tbsp of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, or until veggies are tender crisp.
  • Meanwhile, combine the mustard, honey, lemon juice, olive oil and shallot in a blender or food processor. Add a good pinch of salt and a grind of pepper. Blend until smooth.
  • Using a sharp knife and a large cutting board, peel and segment the grapefruit. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. With a spoon, scoop the flesh out in one piece for each half and then slice.
  • When the veggies are finished, arrange them on a platter. Drizzle with the dressing, and top with the grapefruit, avocado, parmesan and mint. Serve immediately!