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
- Combine first 9 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.
- Cook asparagus in boiling water 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold running water.
- Combine the asparagus, lettuce and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss gently to coat.
Nutrition Information (per serving)
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
Funded in part by USDA SNAP.
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Last update: Tuesday, March 26, 2013