Asparagus Orange salad

Fruits and vegetables are your best sources of water, fiber, and a huge range of macro- and micro-nutrients, including phytochemicals that are nature’s most powerful antioxidants. These foods should make up the bulk of your diet. With the amazing produce spring brings, one of the best ways to enjoy it is in a fresh salad.

Asparagus Orange salad

  • 1 pound thin asparagus
  • 1-½ cups watercress
  • ½ small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 orange cut into 12 segments
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pepper to taste

Blanche the asparagus for 2 minutes in boiling water. Rinse under cool water to cool.
Place in a serving dish and combine with watercress, onion, and orange segments.
Combine the orange juice, stevia, red wine vinegar, and sunflower seeds in a small bowl, whisk in the oil, and drizzle dressing over salad. Season with freshly
ground black pepper.

Makes 4 servings

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