Warm Asparagus Mushroom Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Dressing Warm Asparagus Mushroom Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Dressing

Warm Asparagus Mushroom Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Dressing Image by: Warm Asparagus Mushroom Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Dressing Author: Canadian Living

This salad is an excellent first course for spring entertaining or for lunch with soup and bread.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 sweet red pepper thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 3 cups mixed baby salad greens
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

Method

Snap off tough ends of asparagus; cut stalks in half. In large pot of boiling salted water, cover and cook asparagus until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain and chill in ice water. Drain on towel.

Dressing: In small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; set aside.

In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry mushrooms until golden and no liquid remains, 4 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper; stir-fry until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add dressing, asparagus and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the dill; cook, stirring, until heated through, 2 minutes.

In large bowl, toss mixed greens with asparagus mixture; divide among plates. Top with goat cheese; sprinkle with remaining dill.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 223 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 280.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 83.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 34.0
  • Vitamin C 113.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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