Asparagus Salad with Orange-Sesame Dressing

Asparagus Salad with Orange-Sesame Dressing
  • 6 servings
  • 0:15 Preparation
  • 0:05 Cooking
  • 0:20 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb
    (450 g)

    fresh asparagus , trimmed and cut into 1/2 in. (1 cm) pieces

  • 3

    celery, cut diagonally into 1/2 in. (1 cm) pieces

  • 2

    red or yellow peppers, cut into 1/2 in. (1 cm) pieces

  • blood oranges, sectionned

  • Dressing:

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    Dijon mustard

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    orange juice

  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    orange zest

  • 3 Tbsp.
    (45 mL)

    white wine vinegar

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    sesame oil

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    chopped fresh basil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

In a pot of boiling salted water, cook asparagus 3-5 minutes or until tender-crisp. Rinse under cold water and drain.

In a large bowl, put asparagus, celery and pepper. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whish Dijon mustard, orange juice, orange zest and white wine vinegar together.

Mix in olive oil, sesame oil, basil, salt and pepper.

Pour orange-sesame dressing over vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

Source: Metro

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