With the warm and summery weather here it's time for more salads and today I have a salad for you that is a mouthful in more than one way, a roast asparagus and mushroom chicken spinach salad with bacon, avocado and goat cheese! This chicken spinach salad starts out with fresh summer asparagus that is roasted along with some mushrooms, since asparagus and mushrooms are such a great combo, and then moves on to adding the goodies including the avocado, bacon and goat cheese! A nice light
optionally homemade balsamic vinaigrette goes perfectly with the flavours in this salad and throwing in some fresh basil and lemon zest adds an amazing summery freshness!
This salad is great with all of the cooked ingredients still warm but it's also really nice at room temperature or even straight from the fridge so feel free to cook the chicken and bacon the day before and optionally warm it up again. (I prefer the texture of the roasted asparagus straight from the oven so I generally do not cook t ahead of time.)