Green Salad with Asparagus & Peas

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Asparagus and peas combine in this great green salad. Since the asparagus goes into the mix raw, you’ll want to look for the freshest, most tender spears you can find and slice them into very thin rounds.

 Green Salad with Asparagus & Peas
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup canola oil, or extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 2 heads Boston or Bibb lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

  • 2 cups very thinly sliced fresh asparagus, (about 1 bunch)

  • 2 cups shelled fresh peas, (about 3 pounds unshelled)

  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, or scallion greens

Directions
  1. 8 servings, about 2 cups each

  2. Combine lemon zest and juice, oil, sugar, salt and pepper in a large salad bowl. Add lettuce, asparagus, peas, tomatoes and chives (or scallion greens); toss to coat.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
8
Per serving
Calories
113
Carbohydrates
10g
Fat
7g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
4g
Protein
3g
Cholesterol
0mg
Dietary Fiber
3g
Potassium
339mg
Sodium
152mg
Added Sugars
1g
Exchanges
2 vegetable
1 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Vitamin C (45% daily value)
Vitamin A (43% dv)
Folate (19% dv)

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