White Asparagus Salad

White Asparagus Salad
Staff Writer
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
659
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
47%
Sugar
23g
26%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
77g
59%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
301µg
43%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
46mg
61%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
218µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
653mg
65%
Choline, total
38mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
214µg
54%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
104mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
295mg
42%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
587mg
39%
Water
211g
8%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.