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Rest roasted asparagus and tomatoes on a bed of watercress for a special touch. The fat-free dressing is a sweet-sour combination of fresh citrus juices, honey and Dijon mustard. Just as tasty warm or at room temperature, this salad works well when served as part of an easy buffet-style brunch.

Marie Simmons
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2008

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total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

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  • Place asparagus in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and oil and toss to coat. Spread in a heavy roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet, spooning the tomatoes between and on top of the asparagus. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and add a generous grinding of pepper. Roast until the asparagus is crisp-tender and the tomatoes are warmed and slightly crinkled, about 15 minutes. Set aside until ready to serve.

  • Whisk lemon juice, orange juice, honey, mustard and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl until blended. Reserve half of the dressing in a small bowl.

  • Add watercress to the medium bowl; toss to coat. Spread the watercress on a platter. Arrange the roasted asparagus on the watercress and top with tomatoes. Drizzle the reserved dressing over the asparagus and tomatoes; sprinkle with dill. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 up to 2 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 3) for up to 5 days.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 8.7g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 5.5g; fat 2.6g; saturated fat 0.4g; vitamin a iu 1906.6IU; vitamin c 24.7mg; folate 122.2mcg; calcium 50.7mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 21.4mg; potassium 371.1mg; sodium 318.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 3g.
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