I found this recipe in Gourmet Magazine several years ago when I was looking for a different way to use my favorite vegetable, asparagus. I live in Michigan and this is the time of year when local fresh greens and lovely asparagus abound. It is so very worth the time to make the dressing too. Or, try Fannie's "Sweet Cream Dressing." Take the time to build this salad on a platter. It is beautiful to look at all the contrasting colors.