Asparagus cooks quickly and tastes best when it's crisp-tender. In this salad recipe it's combined with fresh arugula, mint and homemade pickled onions.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine




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  • In a small bowl combine onion and vinegar. Press down on the onion so as much of it is covered by the vinegar as possible. Cover with foil and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • Cook asparagus, covered, in enough boiling water to cover for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse asparagus with cold water to cool quickly. Drain well. In a large bowl combine drained asparagus, arugula, and mint.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer onions to the asparagus mixture. Pour 3 tablespoons of the vinegar from the onion bowl into a small screw-top jar. Add oil, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Drizzle over asparagus mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately by dividing among four serving plates.


Tip: If you have pencil-thin asparagus spears, leave them whole, but if the spears are thicker, cut them into 2- to 3-inch lengths.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
90 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 4.7g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 2.1g; fat 7g; saturated fat 1g; vitamin a iu 926.3IU; vitamin c 7mg; folate 51.4mcg; calcium 49.2mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 18.8mg; potassium 226.6mg; sodium 153.2mg.

1 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable