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Asparagus Summer Salad

Total Time
20 mins

This colorful summer salad features fresh asparagus tossed with a light homemade dressing, fresh herbs, red onion, pine nuts, and feta cheese.

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Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson


 2 pounds thick asparagus, cut into 2-in. pieces on the diagonal
 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
 3 tablespoons olive oil
 1/4 cup each chopped fresh basil, chives, and cilantro
 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
 3/4 cup toasted pine nuts
 1/2 cup crumbled feta
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Step 1

Drop asparagus into a large pot of boiling water and cook until bright green and slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain asparagus and rinse with very cold water until cool.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, oil, and herbs. Add asparagus, onion, pine nuts, feta, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Step 4
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 227Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%

Saturated Fat 3.7g19%
Cholesterol 8.4mg3%
Sodium 425mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%

Dietary Fiber 2.7g11%
Protein 9.7g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.