Asparagus Salad with Smoked Salmon & Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Asparagus Salad with Smoked Salmon & Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May 2019

The big punch of this healthy salad with asparagus and smoked salmon comes from gribiche, a creamy French herb sauce with chopped egg. The greens get a toss in a vinaigrette made floral with Meyer lemon. Can't find a Meyer lemon? Substitute with regular lemon.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 3 cloves garlic, divided
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1 large hard-boiled egg, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1½ tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rinsed capers, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • Zest & juice of 2 Meyer lemons, divided
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 8 cups watercress
  • 4 cups chopped frisée
  • 4 cups chopped radicchio
  • ⅓ cup sliced red onion
  • 6 ounces sliced smoked salmon
  • ¼ cup toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped


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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Lightly crush 2 garlic cloves with the side of a chef's knife. Transfer to a large bowl and add asparagus, 1 tablespoon oil and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper; toss to combine. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, grate the remaining garlic clove into a small bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil, egg, shallot, mayonnaise, capers, chives, parsley, tarragon, ½ teaspoon lemon zest, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and ⅛ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  4. Whisk honey and the remaining 4 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and ⅛ teaspoon each salt and pepper in the large bowl. Add watercress, frisée, radicchio and onion and toss to combine. Divide the herb sauce among 4 plates. Top with the greens, asparagus, smoked salmon and hazelnuts.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2½ cups
  • Per serving: 375 calories; 31 g fat(5 g sat); 4 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 205 mcg folate; 59 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 2,855 IU vitamin A; 34 mg vitamin C; 117 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 717 mg sodium; 712 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (57% daily value), Vitamin C (57% dv), Folate (51% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 5½ fat, 1½ vegetable, 1 medium-fat protein

Reviews 3

June 07, 2019
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By: Julie L
This was delicious but worth the time and effort of chopping all the herbs. Will make again!
May 02, 2019
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By: Wendy
I added some radishes to this. It was quick easy and healthy to eat! I enjoyed it
April 29, 2019
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By: susanfosterhyde
Followed recipe and it made a great light supper. Had cheese and pate appetizers before meal.
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