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Tomato and Asparagus Salad


Tomato and Asparagus Salad
A zesty and refreshing low fat salad that goes well with grilled fish, chicken, flank steak or pork.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 19 minutes


  • 1/2 bunch thin to medium asparagus stalks
  • 4 medium, ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly and vertically
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin


Break off bottom third of asparagus spears. Steam asparagus until bright green and tender-crisp—about 3 to 4 minutes. Plunge asparagus in cold water to stop cooking process, then drain. Cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces.

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, asparagus, onion and cilantro. Whisk together lemon juice, oil and cumin (or place in a small screw-top jar and shake vigorously). Drizzle dressing over tomato and asparagus mixture and serve.

Serves 6

Per Serving: Calories 72, Calories from Fat 25, Total Fat 2.9g (sat 0.5g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 14mg, Carbohydrate 9.6g, Fiber 2.4g, Protein 2.2g

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