PointsPlus Balsamic Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad

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PointsPlus Balsamic Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad
Balsamic Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad
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Balsamic Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad

When working with an ingredient like asparagus, it's best not to mess around with it too much. Here, a little balsamic vinegar and some fresh orange juice help the clean flavors of asparagus shine, and cherry tomatoes add a little sweetness and tang.

4
Servings
77
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook the asparagus just until tender, about 4-6 minutes. (Or microwave the asparagus on high for about 2-3 minutes.) Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl.

Plunge the asparagus into the ice bath to stop them from cooking. Drain and place on a serving platter. Top with the tomatoes.

In a cup, stir together the vinegar, orange juice, and garlic and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Spoon the dressing over the asparagus and tomatoes. Top with the cheese and serve.

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
98µg
11%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.4%
Vitamin C
17mg
28%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
75µg
94%
Calcium
135mg
14%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
96µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
96µg
24%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
34mg
8%
Monounsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
152mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Potassium
475mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.1%
Sodium
532mg
22%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.8%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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