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Roasted AsparagusAsparagus with Gorgonzola Dressing

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

April 7, 2013


Spring is in the air! Here is a great salad made with asparagus that is perfect for picnics and outdoor grilling.



  • 1 pound green asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, divided
  • 1 (5-ounce) package mixed salad greens



  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place asparagus on a rimmed sheet pan and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Roast for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, shallots and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.
  3. Combine asparagus and greens in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 77
Fat: 5.5 g
Saturated fat: 1.8 g
Monounsaturated fat: 3 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5 g
Protein: 3.1 g
Carbohydrate: 4 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Iron: 1.6 mg
Sodium: 239 mg
Calcium: 63 mg


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