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Pickle Asparagus Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


2 servings

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


  • 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-boiled large egg, sliced


  1. 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.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to serve the asparagus on lettuce-lined plates. Top with tomato and egg slices; drizzle with some of the dressing.

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