Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Asparagus Blue Cheese Salad

I love Asparagus! and if you know me...well you know I am "into" cheese.  I am always looking for new ways to prepare and eat asparagus.  So don't settle for "just a salad"...presenting

Asparagus Blue Cheese Salad -

You will Need:

1lb of fresh asparagus
8 red leaf lettuce leaves
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp. fat-free raspberry vinaigrette (try finding a brand without corn syrup, also possible substitute 2 Tbsp raspberry vinegar mixed with one Tbsp. olive oil for an additional 4 grams of fat and 20 calories0
2 oz. crumbled cheese

  1. Cut off fibrous ends of asparagus spears.  Lightly steam spears and cut into one-inch pieces.
  2. Chop or shred lettuce leaves
  3. Combine asparagus, lettuce, lemon juice and raspberry vinaigrette in large salad bowl
  4. Top with crumbled blue cheese and serve
(4 servings)

Nutrion Facts:
Serving Size - 1 cup
Cal - 100
Fat Total - 4g
Saturated Fat - 2.5g
Carbs - 9g
Fiber - 2g
Protein: 6g

This healthy salad goes well where you might normally serve the classice (and much less healthy!) "iceberg wedge"

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