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Radish Asparagus Salad

Lemon zest and mustard in the dressing add the perfect punch to crisp asparagus and crunchy radishes in this fresh spring salad. My family loves it! —Nancy Latulippe, Simcoe, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 7 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • Transfer to a large bowl; add radishes and sesame seeds. Place dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Pour over salad; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 73 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Deborah
    Mar 29, 2020

    I made the dressing for a regular salad, and it was good. Normally dressing calls for salt, so I added a good pinch. Hope to try the whole recipe soon.

  • jayla50
    Mar 28, 2020

    We love this salad. It is easy and beautiful and delicious!

  • Beth
    Jun 3, 2019

    We have an abundance of asparagus and I'm always looking for new recipes. This was just okay for us. The first day it was good, then not so good leftover. I'm not sure - maybe it was the lemon. We will not be making again. We also felt the sesame seeds were unnecessary. They ended up at the bottom on the bowl.

  • Bevelle
    Apr 22, 2019

    Unusual. Very tasty and pretty on the table. Everyone liked it.

  • chefjudy24
    Jun 11, 2018

    I rarely review but found this to be easy and lite and refreshing. the dressing is very good. perfect for a spring meal.