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Asparagus Summer Salad
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Serves: 6

Ingredients:

2 pounds thick asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces on the diagonal

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup each chopped fresh basil, chives, and cilantro 

1 cup thinly sliced red onion

3/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1/2 cup crumbled feta

1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

1/2 teaspoon pepper

 

Preparation:

  1. Drop asparagus into a large pot of boiling water and cook until bright green and slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain asparagus and rinse with very cold water until cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whist together lemon juice, mustard, oil, and herbs. Add asparagus, onion, pine nuts, feta, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. 

 

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 227, Protein 9.7 g, Fat 18 g, Sat fat 3.7 g, Carbohydrate 10 g, Fiber 2.7 g, Sodium 215 mg, Cholesterol 8.4 mg

Photo credit: fortheloveofcooking.net

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