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Asparagus-Tomato Salad with Dressing

This is a delicious way to start off any meal— and a nice change of pace from the usual tossed salad.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 12 fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 small tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients; set aside. Place asparagus in a large saucepan with enough water to cover; cook until crisp-tender. Drain and cool.
  • Combine asparagus, tomatoes and onion in a bowl. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 66 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • vewebber58
    Aug 18, 2013

    Salads are something that have to be outstanding to appeal to picky ol' me...and this one certainly does. Though I'm always trying salad recipes, the file I have of ones that made the "outstanding" grade is pretty small. I used a huge clove of garlic in the dressing, and absolutely loved the garlicky goodness that permeated the dish. This is so different from the typical lettuce based salad......delicious and flavorful and wonderful!

  • yssav
    Jun 17, 2012

    This was an awesome receipe ! Took it to neighbor cook out and everyone enjoyed !!!

  • Ab0628
    Apr 8, 2012

    I love this recipe. I love chilled, crisp asparagus in salads, and I love asparagus with tomatoes. I am always looking for different salads to take for my lunch to help me stay on track with healthy eating, and this recipe is a keeper.

  • harnettdm
    May 2, 2011

    Easy to make and dellicious!

  • movnspeechGA
    Mar 23, 2008

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