Prep and cook time:  20 minutes     Serves 4

1       pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
1       cup water
4       cups spring mix salad greens
1/3    cup apple cider vinegar
2       tablespoons orange juice
1       tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
1       clove garlic, minced
1       teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1/4    cup slivered almonds, toasted

Place the asparagus and water in a steamer basket. Steam until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water to stop the cooking process. Place salad greens on a serving platter; top with asparagus. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, orange juice, garlic, sesame seeds, and ginger. Drizzle over salad. Sprinkle with almonds.