Light and so gorgeous! It’s also lovely with some sliced cooked beets added.
11 oz thin asparagus spears
1 1/2 cups watercress or baby arugula
1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
1 orange, cut into 12 segments, pith, pips and skin removed
1 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp poppy seeds
2 tbsp good olive oil
2 1/2 oz soft goat’s cheese
Cook the asparagus in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes or until just tender. Rinse under cold water to cool, then combine with the watercress or arugula, red onion and orange segments on a serving dish
Combine the orange juice, sugar, red wine vinegar and 1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds in a pitcher.
Whisk in the oil with a fork until combined and drizzle over the salad.
Crumble the goat’s cheese over the salad and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tsp poppy seeds over the salad before serving