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Asparagus and Apple Salad

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

May 1, 2011


This is a refreshing salad with two in-season ingredients — lettuce and asparagus — and no need to buy store bought dressing. This salad is easy and good for you!



Makes 8 servings



  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (2-inch) diagonally cut asparagus
  • 4 cups torn butter lettuce
  • 2 cups thinly sliced apple



  1. Combine first 9 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.
  2. Cook asparagus in boiling water 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold running water.
  3. Combine the asparagus, lettuce and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss gently to coat.


Nutrition Information (per serving)

Calories: 58
Calories from fat: 29%
Fat: 1.9 g
Saturated fat: 0.8 g
Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2 g
Protein: 2.1 g
Carbohydrate: 9.6 g
Fiber: 1 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Iron: 1.2 mg
Sodium: 159 mg
Calcium: 43 mg


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