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Honey Walnut Asparagus Salad

Sunday, October 21, 2012

1 bunch of asparagus
1 tbsp olive oil
6 cups mixed greens

1 tbsp walnut oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
1/3 cup roasted walnuts
1/4 cup craisins cranberries
2 oz feta or gorgonzola cheese
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp champagne vinegar (or any vinegar you like)
zest of 1/2 lemon
juice of 1/4 lemon
dash of salt and pepper (to taste)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and mix the dressing ingredients.

Snap the asparagus at the base and throw away the pulpy bases. Roll the asparagus florets in olive oil, then roast for about 7-10 minutes and let them cool to room temperature. Place 1/4 of the asparagus over a plate of mixed greens, and pour 1/4 of the dressing over each plate.

Makes 4 servings.

Calories: 228g
Fat: 16.7g
Sat fat: 3.6g
Sodium: 358mg
Potassium: 416mg
Carbs: 18g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 9.6g
Protein: 7g
Vit A: 65%
Vit B-12: 4%
Vit B-6 10.2%
Vit C: 45.2%
Vit E: 8.4%
Vitamin K: 130%
Calcium: 13.5%
Copper: 14.3%
Folate: 28.3%
Iron: 13.6%
Magnesium: 18.3%
Magnanese: 37%
Niacin: 6%
Panthothenic Acid: 3.3%
Phosphorus: 12%
Riboflavin: 13%
Selenium: 6%
Thiamin: 10%
Zinc: 7%

I should have taken a picture but it was so good I ate it too quickly ;) Very filling and satisfying for the calories. Add grilled chicken or salmon for a complete meal!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KIPPER15 10/23/2012 8:44PM

    Sounds yummy. I will try this soon.

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MIDNIGHTER1 10/22/2012 9:05PM

    love asparagus.Will have to try this one.thanks.

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KIKKI-G 10/22/2012 11:55AM

    Mmm nothing better than a good filling salad! i'm gunna try this for sure!

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DEBBIEDAY 10/22/2012 11:07AM

    Sounds great, I say no picture THIS time just gives you a reason to make it again!!!... emoticon

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MILLIE5522 10/22/2012 10:50AM

    Sounds delicious!

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BOOKWORM27S 10/22/2012 8:54AM

    Thank you for posting. That sounds amazing!

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MIRAGE727 10/22/2012 8:09AM

    Very nice! Yeah, I would have loved to drool over a photo of that recipe!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 10/22/2012 12:49AM

    emoticon for posting your emoticon Recipe !

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MCJULIEO 10/21/2012 10:34PM

    Intriguing recipe! I'm looking forward to giving it a try!

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