Asparagus and Mandarin Orange Salad

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I had this at a restaurant and loved it so had to try and duplicate it at home. Yummy. Quick and easy. I used a small amount of the mandarin juice in the balsamic mixture. Serve immediately or chill.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thin asparagus spears

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (12 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

  • 10 cherry tomatoes, or more to taste

  • 5 kalamata olives, or to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in ice water until cold to stop the cooking process. Drain.

  2. Boil balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan until reduced to 1/3 the original amount, about 5 minutes. Pour reduced vinegar into a bowl and whisk olive oil into vinegar; set aside until cool, about 10 minutes. Add asparagus, onion, tomatoes, and olives to vinegar mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

74 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 189mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.