Asparagus Salad


Asparagus Salad

A combination of fresh greens and lemon zest makes this salad the perfect light lunch. We’d like to thank our friends at 101 cookbooks for this inspired recipe.

  • 12 spears of thick asparagus, sliced into 1/4-inch thick coins
  • 5 – 6 broccolini (or broccoli) florets, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • big pinch of salt
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 7 tiny radishes, washed trimmed and very thinly sliced
  • zest of one lemon
  • a bit of shaved parmesan

Wash the asparagus and broccolini well and set aside. Make the dressing by whisking together the lemon juice, salt, shallot and olive oil. Set aside.

To cook the asparagus, place a splash of olive oil along with a couple pinches of salt in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot add the asparagus and broccolini. Toss well and cover the skillet with a lid. Cook for one minute. Stir again, taste a piece, and cover again for another minute – but only if needed. You don’t want to overcook the vegetables here, they should be bright and with a bit of bite to them. When the vegetables are cooked, remove them from the heat and stir in the radishes and lemon zest. Taste, add a bit of salt if needed. Toss with 1/3 of the dressing, adding more as needed – as I mention up above, you might have a bit extra.

Turn everything out onto a platter and finish with some shaved Parmesan.

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Nutrition Information

Asparagus Salad

Servings per Recipe: 3

Amount per Serving

Calories:  179

Calories from Fat:  

Total Fat:  16.1g

Saturated Fat:  3.4g

Cholesterol:  7mg

Sodium:  24mg

Carbohydrates:  5.4g

Protein:  5g

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