White Asparagus Salad

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White Asparagus Salad
White Asparagus Salad
Jane Bruce

White Asparagus Salad

This is a simple salad that celebrates spring produce. The key is to use incredibly fresh ingredients, particularly the white asparagus. White asparagus has a sweeter, less bitter flavor than green asparagus, and this minimalist recipe will really make it stand out in the dish. Asparagus can dry out if it’s left out in a supermarket or fridge, so try to find a local variety, preferably from a farmers market.

2
Servings
409
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: This salad can also be served cold. You can make the asparagus up to a day in advance and refrigerate.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch white asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 Cup crushed almonds
  • 2 lemons
  • Salt
  • 2 Cups arugula
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

Turn on your oven’s broiler. Place the white asparagus on a sheet tray and squeeze one lemon on top. Add a dash of salt and the crushed almonds on top. Put in the oven for 15 minutes or until the white asparagus are tender.

While the asparagus are cooking, put the arugula and cherry tomatoes on a plate and then drizzle the olive oil on top. Take the asparagus out and arrange them on the salad. Top the asparagus with the feta cheese and serve while hot.

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
31g
48%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Protein
17g
35%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
151µg
17%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.6%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.1%
Vitamin C
52mg
87%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
12mg
59%
Vitamin K
79µg
99%
Calcium
364mg
36%
Fiber
10g
39%
Folate (food)
126µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
126µg
31%
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
143mg
36%
Monounsaturated
17g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
398mg
57%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
875mg
25%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
54.6%
Sodium
830mg
35%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
23.8%
Zinc
3mg
21%