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Asparagus With Walnuts And Vinaigrette

Perfect in springtime, asparagus' natural sweetness contrasts beautifully with this tart vinaigrette.

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Dressings
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozFresh asparagus - trimmed
1/4 lb 113g / 4ozOnion - very finely chopped (small)
2 tablespoons 30mlWhite wine vinegar
1 teaspoon 5mlDijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSugar substitute
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1/4 cup 59mlOlive oil
4 cups 440g / 15ozSpring salad mix (mesclun)
1/4 cup 23g / 0.8ozToasted walnuts - or almonds

Recipe Instructions

Steam asparagus until crisp-tender. Drain, and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

Combine shallot, vinegar, mustard and sugar substitute, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Gradually whisk in oil.

Divide lettuce on 4 plates; arrange asparagus on top and drizzle with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Dietary Information:

Carbohydrates: 8.5 grams Net Carbs: 5 grams Fiber: 3.5 grams Protein: 5 grams Fat: 19 grams Calories: 211

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