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Balsamic Tomato and Asparagus Salad

Balsamic Tomato and Asparagus Salad

Serves: 4

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss

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A simple balsamic dressing complements tender fresh asparagus, colorful grape tomatoes and mixed baby greens.

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1 pound asparagus, tough ends removed, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 tablespoons minced red onion
black pepper, to taste
5 ounces mixed baby greens
3 tablespoons pine nuts, half chopped and half left whole


Steam asparagus until just tender, about 10-12 minutes. Rinse with cold water to stop cooking, drain. Mix with tomatoes.

Combine vinegar, orange juice, red onion and black pepper. Add to asparagus and tomatoes and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes so flavors can blend.

Serve on a bed of baby greens. Sprinkle with pine nuts before serving.

Calories 90; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 10 g; Sugars 5 g; Total Fat 4.7 g; Saturated Fat 0.4 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 26 mg; Fiber 4.1 g; Beta-Carotene 2059 ug; Vitamin C 21 mg; Calcium 64 mg; Iron 3.6 mg; Folate 130 ug; Magnesium 57 mg; Potassium 543 mg; Zinc 1.3 mg; Selenium 2.9 ug

Comments (6):



06/15/2011 12:45 PM

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My wife really liked this great salad, so that makes it a keeper!


08/14/2012 02:28 PM

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I loved this! It's also a very pretty dish, and would look great in a glass container. My husband is not an asparagus or tomato lover, so I haven't made it for him yet, but after tasting it for myself, I think I will soon. I'll be making this for a pot luck this weekend. :-)
This comment was last edited on 08/14/2012 02:29 PM


12/23/2012 08:33 PM

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This recipe was a huge hit!!' It has been requested for Christmas dinner.


02/20/2017 11:51 AM

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Excellent!  Loved this recipe!


05/08/2018 10:36 PM

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I liked this salad.  Good tangy flavors.  Rating:  3 out of 5.


08/17/2019 01:25 PM

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We had this for dinner then had leftovers for lunch today. My rating went up to 5+ stars because after the Balsamic Tomato and Asparagus marinates, WOW!