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Asparagus and Strawberry Salad


1 cup water
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1½ teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon grated onion
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese, optional


In a large skillet, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry; set aside
In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the sugar, oil, vinegar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, salt, paprika and Worcestershire sauce; shake well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
In a bowl, combine the asparagus and strawberries. Drizzle with dressing; and toss to coat. Sprinkle with blue cheese if desired.