Asparagus Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Mozzarella Recipe

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Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 6 servings



Raw asparagus and butter lettuce are tossed with a lemony vinaigrette and topped with mozzarella and pistachios in this very green, springy salad. The thinly sliced asparagus has a clean, fresh flavor that will be most delightful to those who've only had this spring vegetable cooked; Prep Time: 10 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Asparagus Butter Lettuce Salad With Pistachios and Mozzarella

8 oz. fresh asparagus
1 head butter lettuce (or red butter lettuce, as pictured)
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, small minced
1/2 tsp. finely shredded lemon zest
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 cup pistachios
6 oz. reduced fat mozzarella

Recipe Directions for Asparagus Butter Lettuce Salad With Pistachios and Mozzarella

  1. Break off and discard tough asparagus ends (hold spear at either end, bend until it breaks, discard lower section). Cut spears on the diagonal into thin slices. Set aside.

  2. Break off and discard tough exterior lettuce leaves. Tear remaining leaves into bite-size pieces, wash, and dry. Set aside.

  3. Cut mozzarella into little cubes.

  4. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and mustard. Add asparagus and toss to coat. Add lettuce and gently toss to coat thoroughly.

  5. Distribute evenly among 6 plates. Sprinkle each serving with pistachios, mozzarella, and fresh chervil leaves, if you like. Serve immediately.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 134.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
168
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.6g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
403mg
17%
Potassium
215mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
6.1g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
10.6g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 23% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in vitamin A
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