Microwave Asparagus Salad

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Fresh asparagus is cooked in the microwave then tossed with nuts and greens and drizzled with a tangy balsamic vinegar dressing.

INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):


  • Trim, peel and rinse asparagus (do not dry). Place spears flat, two or three deep, in a glass pie plate or similar dish. Cover tightly with microwavable plastic wrap and microwave on high 2 1/2 to 5 minutes, depending on wattage.
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients, pour over asparagus and marinate in refrigerator until cool.
  • Divide greens onto four salad plates; top each with six asparagus spears.
  • Drizzle with equal amounts of dressing, and top with hazelnuts.