Asparagus or Broccoli Salad with Sweet Balsamic Vinegar

Serves 4

Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 2 pounds asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut on diagonal into 2-inch pieces
    • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
    • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

    1. Boil vinegar in heavy small saucepan over medium heat until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Pour vinegar into large bowl. Whisk in oil, mustard, marjoram and garlic. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
    2. Cook asparagus in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain again. Add asparagus and bell pepper to dressing; toss to blend well. Sprinkle with pecans and serve.

Calories221

Carbohydrates15 g(5%) ,Fat17 g(25%) ,Protein 6 g(13%) ,Saturated Fat2 g(10%) Sodium52 mg(2%) ,Polyunsaturated Fat3 g ,Fiber6 g(25%),Monounsaturated Fat11 g

 

Recipe taken from:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/asparagus-salad-with-sweet-balsamic-vinegar-4807 

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Sherry Morton-Jibb RYT, PTS, HWL, FIS Certified Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor owner of Sher-Fit Personal Training Yoga & Pilates

 

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