Sunday Shopping Series & Spring Salad Recipe

April 23, 2017 0 Comments

A few of you guys have asked for more recipe posts. I have about  7-8 cookbooks that haven’t been taken out in over 1+ years! I really need to do a better job on the creativity level because we’ve been eating pretty much the same thing week after week. I partially blame winter & the cold weather, and then I blame me just being lazy. This week I want to share an easy recipe for a spring salad that I love.

I like to take advantage of the seasonal fruits & veggies when doing my meal planning. Asparagus is a staple that we eat at minimum once a week in our house. We usually like to grill or roast asparagus, but this week I thought I would do something different and throw it on top of a salad.

Staple Items

Along with my weekly changing grocery list, there are always a few staples that I like keep on hand: bananas for smoothies, almond butter, sliced turkey, almond/coconut milk, PB2, Green Apples, Cottage Cheese, Rice Cakes, frozen berries, hummus, yellow/orange peppers, cucumbers, eggs, ezekiel bread and lots of franks red hot sauce!

Spring Salad with Asparagus, Zucchini and Feta Recipe 


  • 1 bag of arugula or mixed greens
  • 1 small bunch of asparagus
  • 1 cup of frozen peas, defrosted
  • 2 medium raw zucchini made into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 4 oz of feta cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil & red wine vinegar
  • shaved parmesan for top of salad
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 375, and roast the asparagus on a sheet pan drizzled with a little bit of olive oil, salt & pepper for 6-8 minutes
  • Use the juice of 1 lemon and 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar and salt/pepper and whisk together to make a dressing (note, this will make a lot of dressing but you can store it in a mason jar and it should stay fresh for up to about a week in your fridge)
  • toss together the mixed greens/arugula, zucchini ribbons, peas & feta
  • top with shaved parmesan and dressing to taste





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Hi there! My name is Tiffany and I live in Chicago, Illinois. I currently live in Lincoln Park with my husband, our baby girl, Brooklyn, and our French Bulldog, Mia. Pineapple and Peplums is a lifestyle blog where you’ll read about my current inspirations, tips on living a healthy lifestyle, my favorite beauty products, fashion, my travel adventures, motherhood, and more. Is there something you would like me to write about that you don't see? Just ask!

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