This colorful asparagus and radish salad is dressed with a sesame-soy vinaigrette. Pair it with grilled shrimp and rice noodles. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009

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  • Fill a medium bowl with ice water and place by the stove. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket.

  • Thinly slice asparagus stalks on the diagonal, leaving the tips whole. Place in the steamer basket and steam until tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Transfer the asparagus to the ice water. Drain.

  • Combine vinegar, soy sauce, canola oil, sesame oil, ginger and chile sauce (if using) in a large bowl. Add the asparagus, radishes and scallion; toss to combine. Serve warm or room temperature.


People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; 3.8 g total fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 165 mg sodium. 376 mg potassium; 7.1 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 3.4 g protein; 1249 IU vitamin a iu; 16 mg vitamin c; 185 mcg folate; 43 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 23 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
another great way to eat asparagus! This is a great recipe if you are looking for different ways to eat asparagus. I'm used to steaming or boiling sauteing them in garlic butter but it's always so bland. I love radishes but my bf hates them. We had a bunch in the fridge and rather than throwing them up I decided to make this recipe. My BF LOVED it. Loved it so much that he went for seconds! This is such a simple yet low calorie side dish. Not only could you eat it as a side you can eat it as a mid morning or afternoon snack in order to get your veggie intake for the day. Pros: Really easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Way better than expected I hate radishes. Hate is a strong word I'm well aware. I decided to give this recipe a try anyway and whoa I'm glad I did! It's a scrumptious and satisfying salad. I'm going to take it to potlucks and force people to try it! Pros: flavorful fresh unexpected Cons: generally unappealing ingredients Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great summer side dish. Nice dish to make ahead of time and allow the flavors to blend together. Read More