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Marinated Asparagus Salad

Marinated Asparagus Salad

Asparagus makes a refreshing summer salad, adding color and crunch to any meal. It makes a nice light lunch perched on top of a bed of lettuce, or presents an enticing first course to an elegant party meal.


Yield: 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cleaned and trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional for garnish)


  1. To make the dressing, put the lemon juice, tamari, and garlic in a small bowl and briskly
  2. whisk until smooth.
  3. Steam the asparagus until crisp-tender. Put the hot asparagus in a large bowl and add the dressing.
  4. Toss gently to coat the asparagus with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 24 hours.
  5. Serve chilled, garnished with optional lemon zest and arranged on a pretty platter or over a bed of baby greens.
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