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Asparagus Salad with Grilled Salmon Recipe
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Asparagus Salad with Grilled Salmon Recipe

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This salad’s a little sweet, a little savory and very refreshing. Healthy asparagus boasts anti-inflammatory nutrients and vitamins A, B and C. It’s fabulous grilled; you’ll want to fix this again! —Jenne Delkus, Des Peres, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 4 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, cut into eight wedges
  • Coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 336 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the syrup, mustard, oil and dill; set aside.
  2. Place salmon skin side down on grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, drizzle asparagus with 1 tablespoon dressing; toss to coat. Arrange asparagus on a grilling grid; place on the grill rack with salmon. Spoon 1 tablespoon dressing over salmon.
  3. Grill salmon and asparagus, covered, for 4-6 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork and asparagus is crisp-tender, turning asparagus once.
  4. Divide salad greens among four plates and sprinkle with carrots. Remove skin from salmon. Arrange the egg wedges, asparagus and salmon over salads. Drizzle with remaining dressing; sprinkle with pepper. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: If you do not have a grilling grid, use a disposable foil pan. Poke holes in the bottom of the pan with a meat fork to allow liquid to drain.
Originally published as Asparagus Salad with Grilled Salmon in Simple & Delicious August/September 2012, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 336 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

Our new favorite summer fish dish! We used Tuna steak very, very good! Next time I would double the dressing ingredients.

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