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Citrus Asparagus Salad

 Citrus Asparagus Salad
Looking for a super-easy way to dress up fresh asparagus? This 6-ingredient salad goes together in no time and gives this delightful veggie a zippy citrus tang. —Marlene Mohr Cincinnati, Ohio
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

Directions

  • In a large skillet, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and
  • cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain and immediately; place asparagus in ice
  • water. Drain; pat dry and put in a bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the orange juice, oil, orange peel and
  • lemon-pepper. Pour over asparagus; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 46 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.