Reputed to be an aphrodisiac, this ancient vegetable is remarkably nutritious – especially in our spring salad recipe!
WebMD Magazine – Feature Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD on April 24, 2009
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Spring Asparagus and White Bean Salad
Makes 4 1-cup servings
3 cups asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1½ lb)
1½ cups canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
5 thinly sliced radishes
½ cup (2 oz) crumbled feta or goat cheese
1 medium shallot, peeled and minced
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
- Steam asparagus, covered, 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- Rinse asparagus with cold water and drain.
- Gently combine asparagus, beans, radishes, feta, shallot, and fresh mint in a serving bowl.
- Make dressing by combining lemon juice, lemon zest, mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and whisk to combine.
- Pour dressing over asparagus mixture and toss gently to coat.
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Types Of Asparagus – Learn About Different Varieties Of Asparagus
By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer
Establishing a healthy bed of asparagus requires considerable work but, once established, you’ll enjoy asparagus in early spring for a very long time. Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable – so long lived, in fact, that some types of asparagus survive for 20 to 30 years. Read on to learn more about different asparagus varieties, including a few heirloom asparagus types.
Read more at Gardening Know How: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/asparagus/varieties-of-asparagus.htm