Cold Lemon Asparagus Salad Recipe

by katerina on May 24, 2010

If you are looking for an easy and healthy recipe to make ahead for a potluck, dinner party or barbecue, try this cold asparagus salad. The asparagus should be cooked until it softens just the teeniest bit but is still quite firm. When tossed with the green onions and fresh lemon juice it is tart and refreshing.

Cold Lemon Asparagus Salad Recipe

This cold asparagus salad can be made right before it is served, or hours ahead and stored in the fridge. By blanching the asparagus it will keep it’s vibrant colour for hours.

Cold Lemon Asparagus Salad

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Cold Asparagus Salad

(serves 2)

1 bunch of asparagus, woody ends removed.

Lemon vinaigrette dressing:
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

First blanche the asparagus. To blanche the asparagus put it in boiling water for 1 minute and then immerse in ice water to stop the cooking.

In a container with a tight lid combine all vinaigrette ingredients and shake to combine, asna asparagus and shake again to toss. Chill until you are ready to serve and you can serve it cold or at room temperature

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 1 minutes | Total Time:15 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 200

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