Sweet Asparagus Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh marjoram (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

  1. In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, boil the vinegar for about 3 minutes or until it is reduced by half.
  2. Transfer the vinegar to a large bowl. Whisk in the oil, mustard, marjoram, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large pot of boiling salt water, cook the asparagus for about 4 minutes or until it becomes crisp-tender. Drain the water and rinse the asparagus with cold water.
  4. Add the asparagus and bell pepper to the dressing. Toss everything together well. Top the salad with the pecans before serving.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 226 Calories
  • 17 g Fat
  • 0 mg Cholesterol
  • 52 mg Sodium
  • 16 g Carbohydrate
  • 6 g Fiber
  • 6 g Protein

Source: Epicurious

Photo credit: citymama on Flickr

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