Lemony Asparagus Salad

Lemony Asparagus Salad
Contributor

Whole Foods Market

Delicious, raw asparagus feels extra fresh in this tart salad. The asparagus is shaved into thin ribbons. Serve immediately or let the salad marinate several hours to blend flavors.

6
Servings
87
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/3  Cup  finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4  Cup  lemon juice
  • 1  Teaspoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1  Teaspoon  honey
  • 1  Pound  asparagus
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely chopped fresh parsley

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk together shallots, lemon juice, mustard and honey. Trim root ends of asparagus and discard. Cut asparagus tips off spears and add to the bowl with shallot mixture. With a vegetable peeler, shave asparagus spears into thin ribbons, adding to shallot mixture as you go. 

Add mint and parsley, and toss salad until combined.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
82µg
91%
Calcium, Ca
13mg
1%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
22mg
3%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
541mg
36%
Water
79g
3%

Lemon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.