Microwave Asparagus Salad

Microwave Asparagus Salad

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"Fresh asparagus is cooked in the microwave then tossed with nuts and greens and drizzled with a tangy balsamic vinegar dressing."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Trim, peel and rinse asparagus (do not dry). Place spears flat, two or three deep, in a glass pie plate or similar dish. Cover tightly with microwavable plastic wrap and microwave on high 2 1/2 to 5 minutes, depending on wattage.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients, pour over asparagus and marinate in refrigerator until cool.
  3. Divide greens onto four salad plates; top each with six asparagus spears.
  4. Drizzle with equal amounts of dressing, and top with hazelnuts.

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  • Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.
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Steamed the asparagus, toasted the hazelnuts, added a splash of honey to dressing and let it all marinade together overnight. Yum! I have to agree that the asparagus tastes better alone than wit...

I love the simplicity of microwaving the asparagus. I microwaved the asparagus (snapped into thirds) and a little bit of diced red onion. I made the dressing as directed. I loved it. The only...

a nice quick salad although I too added a little sweetness to the dressing (and halfed it)- I added orange honey which complimented the juice. I also steamed the asparagus instead of microwaving...