Chilled Asparagus Salad Recipe
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Chilled Asparagus Salad Recipe

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My sister served this salad one night when we were dinner guests. It's very easy to prepare, and the cool tangy change from eating asparagus as a hot side dish makes one sit up and take notice. My brother-in-law gets credit for creating the unique delicious salad. -Kathy Willis, Pryor, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 152 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Place asparagus in a skillet; add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water; drain well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until chilled.
  2. To serve, drizzle asparagus with salad dressing. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chilled Asparagus Salad in Reminisce Extra April 2001, p53

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