Asparagus and Cara Cara Orange Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Michigan is not acting itself these days. This time of the year we could have our streets lined in slush or a blanket of snow on the ground. Marc was born in March during a winter blizzard. However, we are experiencing full sunshine and weather in the 70’s and 80’s. My mind is boggled and my wardrobe is all wrong. I think most of us are a little confused, yet blissfully happy. I went into the Gap and normally I’d linger around the sweaters, but now I can fully appreciate the spring dresses and t-shirts.

If March was being March, I’d probably still be cooking up pots of soup, but I find myself looking for signs of spring in food, too. I found some beautiful asparagus stalks and was still able to pick up cara cara oranges and meyer lemons that are still hanging around.

You’ll love this pop of sunshine on your lunch or dinner table. It would make the loveliest side dish to bring to a friend’s place, too.

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  1. You had me at “sunshine on your table.” Oh, and I feel robbed of my long sleeve and spring sweaters season. I’m wearing shorts today! SHORTS!

    • Emily – So true! I definitely have spring/fall transition clothing that it looks like I’m not going to get to wear, either! Thank goodness the sun makes it all better, though 🙂

  2. What an interesting little salad! Fresh oregano is an herb that’s not used enough, and I like the idea of pairing it with citrus and asparagus here. Cara cara oranges have such a lovely, soft color. Happy spring!

    • Robin – Thank you! We are loving this touch of spring! I always say that those of us that don’t have sun every day appreciate it that much more. That’s my silver lining approach to dealing with dreary weather 🙂

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