Asparagus & Tomato Salad Recipe
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Asparagus & Tomato Salad Recipe

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This colorful, light salad was a hit at our church’s cooking club. It’s easy to assemble and delicious, too. —Dorothy Buhr, Ogden, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 small zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels, toasted, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 81 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place the asparagus and zucchini in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 2 minutes. Rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, zucchini, tomatoes, onions and parsley.
  3. Whisk the oil, vinegar, garlic, seasoned salt and mustard; pour over asparagus mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and sunflower kernels if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Tomato Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2006 , p41

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 155935
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"Delicious! We loved this salad. One word of warning, leftovers don't keep well so only make what you can finish."

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 69549
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"Salads are something that have to be outstanding to appeal to picky ol' me...and this one certainly does. Though I'm always trying salad recipes, the file I have of ones that made the "outstanding" grade is pretty small. I used a huge clove of garlic in the dressing, and absolutely loved the garlicky goodness that permeated the dish. This is so different from the typical lettuce based salad......delicious and flavorful and wonderful!"

sheilasheila123 User ID: 4969953 89271
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"New "favorite" salad at our house."

hag2nut2000 User ID: 1578647 158093
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"I saw this prepared at one of the Taste Of Home Cooking Schools and went out and bought the ingredients right afterwards. It is soooo good!"

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