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Asparagus Salad – Asparagi in Insalata

Asparagus Salad - Asparagi in Insalata
Bobthefoodie
Written by Bobthefoodie

Asparagus Salad – Asparagi in Insalata is a simple Italian vegetarian recipe that is refreshing and crunchy. It can be used as a side dish or as a main dish. The asparagus is cooked so it is soft yet still has a slight bite to it. I make this in advance as it is served cold so ideal for getting ahead. You can also add cheese and sesame seeds for additional textures, a favourite of my husband.

Asparagus Salad - Asparagi in Insalata

Asparagus Salad – Asparagi in Insalata

Such a refreshing salad from an under used vegetable.
4.7 from 39 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 178kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Boil or steam the asparagus just until they are tender.
  • Transfer to a platter and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Drain off any water in the platter, drizzle with oil and vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve garnished with chopped parsley if desired.
  • May be made several hours ahead, but do not refrigerate.

Notes

I often grate a little parmesan or other firm cheese over the asparagus whilst warm.

Nutrition

Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 456mg | Calories: 178kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 15g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 9g