Artichoke-Asparagus Salad

A homemade lemon vinaigrette transforms canned and frozen veggies into upscale luncheon fare!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
box (9 oz) frozen artichoke hearts
1
can (15 oz) white asparagus spears, drained and cut crosswise in half
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4
cup lemon juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
Boston lettuce
18
small pitted ripe olives
  • 1 Cook artichoke hearts as directed on box; drain. Immediately rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 In large glass or plastic bowl, mix artichokes, asparagus and mushrooms. To make dressing, in tightly covered container, shake oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, chives, mustard and salt until well blended. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 3 Remove vegetables from dressing with slotted spoon; reserve dressing. Arrange vegetables on lettuce on each of 6 plates. Garnish with olives. Serve with reserved dressing.

Expert Tips

White asparagus is grown underground to prevent the color development caused by sunlight. A specialty food in the U.S., white asparagus is especially popular in Europe.

Look for canned white asparagus in specialty or gourmet grocery stores.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
215
(
Calories from Fat
180 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20 g
20 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
670 mg
670 %;
Total Carbohydrate
9 g
9 %
(Dietary Fiber
4 g
4 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.