“It’s a lovely display that isn’t a lot of work,” writes Tammy A. from Cape May Court House, New Jersey.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
You Will Need
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
2 tablespoons water
4 cups spring mix salad greens
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons each apricot and pineapple preserves
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
What to Do
1. Place the asparagus and water in a microwave-safe 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
2. Place salad greens on a serving platter; top with asparagus. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, orange juice, preserves, sesame seeds and ginger. Drizzle over salad. Sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition facts: 1 serving equals 93 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic
exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.