Asparagus Salad

Chop up some veggies and toss with olive oil for this fresh summer salad.

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Ingredients

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • salt and pepper to taste

Makes 6 servings

Directions

  1. Prep the veggies by slicing the bell peppers into slivers.
  2. Next, cut the bottom tips off of the asparagus then cut in half.
  3. Add water into a large pot, then bring water to a boil in order to blanch the asparagus.
  4. Add cold water and ice into a bowl next to the boiling water in order to cool off the blanched asparagus.
  5. Add half of the asparagus into the boiling water and cook until the asparagus starts to get greener, then stop the cooking process by putting it into the cold water. Repeat with the second batch of asparagus.
  6. Add the oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil to the bell peppers then add asparagus.
  7. Toss the salad together and top with sunflower seeds.
  8. Serve chilled.

Nutrition facts

Per Serving

calories: 67

fat: 5g

saturated fat: 1g

sodium: 2mg

potassium: 218mg

carbohydrates: 5g

dietary fiber: 2g

protein: 2g

sugars: 4g

Photograph by Christina Saschin. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.

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