Asparagus & Radish Salad

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine March/April 2009

This colorful asparagus and radish salad is dressed with a sesame-soy vinaigrette. Pair it with grilled shrimp and rice noodles.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 bunch asparagus, (about 1 pound), trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2-3 dashes Asian red chile sauce, such as sriracha (optional)
  • 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallion

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 information

  • Serving size: scant 1 cup
  • Per serving: 67 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 185 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1249 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 43 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 165 mg sodium; 376 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 3

March 25, 2015
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By: rcktgirl
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
September 29, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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
November 22, 2009
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By: lfrose2003
Great summer side dish. Nice dish to make ahead of time and allow the flavors to blend together.