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Medifast Asparagus Salad recipe
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Ingredients Needed

  1. Cheese, Moderate-Fat (0.25 cup)
  2. Asparagus - Raw (0.75 cup)
  3. Tomatoes, Chopped (0.75 cup)
  4. Fresh Basil, Finely Chopped (2.0 tbsp)
  5. Newman’s Own® Lighten Up Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (2.0 tbsp)
  6. Ground Black Pepper (0.25 tsp)

Instructions

There are a lot of benefits we can get from eating asparagus. This herbaceous plant is a rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. It is also packed with antioxidants that have the ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals that may slow the process of aging. This Asparagus Salad is sure to help to gain these benefits and more and its easy to follow steps are as simple as preparing an ordinary, yet tasteful salad.

  • Trim off asparagus, chop tomatoes, and shred cheese or cut it into cubes. You can trim ends of the asparagus by simply taking the end between your thumb and forefinger and bending until it breaks. It automatically breaks just where the woody part ends and the fresh, juicy once begins so you don’t have to worry about breaking off too much part.
  • Boil water in a medium-sized pot then drop in cleaned asparagus, and boil 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender-crisp. Asparagus requires fast-paced cooking to a tender-crisp texture and one way of checking it is by poking a stalk with knife. Once you feel a little resistance, then your asparagus is good to go. Remember, asparagus will continue to cook a bit, even after removed from boiling water.
  • Drain asparagus and quickly put into a bowl or pot of ice cold water (this stops asparagus from over-cooking). Asparagus is good in minerals, especially copper and iron. It also has small amounts of some other essential minerals and electrolytes such as calcium, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus.
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes and toss with Vinaigrette Dressing, seasoned with ground black pepper, and finely chopped basil. When having salad, it is always advisable to choose vinaigrette-style dressings over mayonnaise, cheese, or cream-based dressings as they contain more calories over vinaigrette. You can experiment with your vinaigrette by using fruit vinegar that are less sharp tasting as compared to brands of wine vinegar.
  • Serve chilled topped with shredded mozzarella cheese. One useful tip in serving salad is to chill the serving plates to keep the salad crisp longer.

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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving

  • Calories

    43.6

  • Fat

    0.1g

  • Carbs

    2.0g

  • Protein

    1.1g