This is a replica of a salad I had in a restaurant once. It's very light and summery!
You can use any vinaigrette as your dressing and it will work.
This should serve 4-6 people as a side.
Asparagus, Pear & Quinoa Salad
2 ripe pears, cored and sliced finely
2 bunches fennel, sliced finely
1 bunch asparagus, sliced finely on the diagonal
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbls chopped garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
Toss all salad ingredients together.
Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients except oil.
Whisk until sugar has melted.
Place in a jar with the oil and tighten lid.
Shake until mixed and pour over salad.