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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
ROASTED ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH CITRUS DRESSING
2 pounds asparagus, (about 2 bunches), trimmed
1 pint tiny cherry or pear tomatoes, red or mixed colors
Place asparagus in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and oil and toss to coat. Spread in a heavy roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet, spooning the tomatoes between and on top of the asparagus. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and add a generous grinding of pepper. Roast until the asparagus is crisp-tender and the tomatoes are warmed and slightly crinkled, about 15 minutes. Set aside until ready to serve.
Whisk lemon juice, orange juice, honey, mustard and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl until blended. Reserve half of the dressing in a small bowl.
Add watercress to the medium bowl; toss to coat. Spread the watercress on a platter. Arrange the roasted asparagus on the watercress and top with tomatoes. Drizzle the reserved dressing over the asparagus and tomatoes; sprinkle with dill. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 61 calories; 3 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 2 gfiber; 319 mg sodium; 371 mg potassium.