"Asparagus and Citrus Salad Recipe"
Source: Fine Cooking - Issue No. 26,
Courtesy of: Cooking.com
Serves 4 ---
This bright and simple salad tastes best with a good, fruity olive
oil and true balsamic vinegar.
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
1 tablespoon good-quality balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
3 oranges, preferably blood oranges
1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
2 to 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional)
| RECIPE METHOD
In a small bowl, combine the shallots with the vinegars and let
the shallots macerate at least 20 min. Meanwhile, zest 1 of the
oranges (avoid the white pith). Finely chop the zest and add it
to the shallots. Juice the zested orange to yield about 1/3 cup
and add the juice to the shallots and vinegar. Slowly pour in the
olive oil, stirring to mix.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer
until just tender, about 5 min. Drain and spread the spears on paper
towels to cool.
Cut off the ends of the remaining 2 oranges and peel them by running
a sharp knife down the fruit vertically, following the contours.
Slice the peeled orange horizontally into 1/4-inch slices. Just
before serving, toss the cooled asparagus with the vinaigrette.
Arrange the spears and the orange slices on salad plates. Sprinkle
with pepper, if you like, and serve immediately.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Fine Cooking Magazine. All rights
| Nutrition Facts
Facts per Serving
Calories: 154 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 21g
Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 5mg Protein: 5g
Fiber: 6g % Cal. from Fat: 41% % Cal. from Carbs: 55%
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