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Pickle Asparagus Salad

 Pickle Asparagus Salad
Asparagus is our favorite vegetable, so when it's in season, I try every possible way to prepare it. This attractive salad appears on our table often. Pickle juice gives the dressing a distinctive flavor. -Peggy Davies, Canon City, Colorado
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling


  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet pickle
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, sliced


  • Place the asparagus and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and
  • microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and
  • rinse in cold water. Place in a bowl. Combine the pickle, oil, lemon
  • juice, pickle juice, chives, salt and pepper; pour over asparagus
  • and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Use a slotted spoon to serve the asparagus on lettuce-lined plates.
  • Top with tomato and egg slices; drizzle with some of the dressing.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 207 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.