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Chilled Asparagus Salad

 Chilled Asparagus Salad
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
2 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • To serve, drizzle asparagus with salad dressing. Sprinkle with cheese
  • and almonds. Yield: 2 servings.
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.