Cooking Light with Instacart, Part 3

For our last healthy and affordable installment with Instacart I am sharing my new favorite recipe for asparagus. Asparagus ribbons with goat cheese, tomatoes, and lemon dressing is an easy and affordable side dish that could pair well with any dish or stand on it's own for as a light salad. Note: the only hard part is shaving the asparagus into pretty ribbons!

This dish fits in perfectly with my 2014 resolution to cook more, eat cleaner and shop less at over-priced local markets or Whole Foods. I'm sure many of you are like me and agree it's easy to collect yummy new recipes with the help of blogs and Pinterest, but it's hard to set aside time to go out and grab all the ingredients from a super market.

That's why Instacart, the same-day delivery service, is a savior for anyone living in the city without a car. Just select your location, the super market you'd like your groceries to come from and shop away! Huge perks - they deliver alcohol and have just added Costco to their list of grocery stores! I literally can't wait to perfect a few more recipes and start planning my next dinner party with the help of Instacart

Asparagus Ribbons with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes and Lemon Dressing from Cooking Light

1 pound large asparagus spears, trimmed
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sugar 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese

Hold each asparagus spear by the tip end. Shave asparagus into ribbons with a vegetable peeler to measure 3 cups. Reserve asparagus tips for another use. Combine asparagus and tomatoes in a medium bowl.

Combine chives and next 6 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon salt), stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over the asparagus mixture, tossing gently to coat. Top with goat cheese.

P R O M O   C O D E   A L E R T!
Wanna try out this recipe for yourself? Enjoy $10 off your first order of groceries with Instacart by using the code JUGS10 at checkout!

- Suzanne

PS - They also give you re-usable bags with every order! Pierre not included.