Saturday, June 18, 2011

Warm asparagus salad with chive vinaigrette

5.27.11 : 147/365

Made this Warm asparagus salad with chive vinaigrette tonight... fresh and fantastic!

Warm asparagus salad with chive vinaigrette

Cooking time 3 minutes
Preparation time 8 minutes
Makes 4 servings

1 bunch fresh chives
3 tbsp (45 mL) apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 tbsp (15 mL) each Dijon mustard and liquid honey
1 tsp (5 mL) dried tarragon
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) vegetable oil
2 bunches asparagus  

1.Coarsely chop chives. Whirl with vinegar, Dijon, honey, tarragon and salt in a blender or food processor until evenly mixed. With motor running, gradually pour in oil. Pour into a measuring cup or small bowl. Use right away or cover and leave at room temperature up to 4 hours or refrigerate up to 3 days.

2.Partially fill a large, wide frying pan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Snap tough ends from asparagus and discard. Add asparagus to boiling water. Cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain well. Arrange on plates. Stir dressing, then drizzle over asparagus. Delicious warm or at room temperature with garlic toasts.

Nutrients per serving
4.5 g protein
22.4 g fat
11 g carbohydrates
2.7 g fibre
1.4 mg iron
42 mg calcium

248 calories

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