Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Enjoy fresh spring asparagus and luscious artichoke hearts in this healthy and light salad.
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus spears
  • 14 oz artichoke hearts in water or marinated rinsed off
  • Mixed green lettuces
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ tsp of finely grated orange rind
  • 2 Tbsp of walnut oil
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Trim and discard the woody ends of the asparagus spears
  2. Slice the asparagus on the diagonal approx 2 inches long
  3. Steam the asparagus pieces in a steamer basket over boiling water until tender, but not overdone (about 5-8 minutes)
  4. After the asparagus is done, refresh the pieces by soaking them for a couple minutes in cold water, then drain
  5. Cut the artichoke hearts into small wedges.
  6. Fill each individual salad bowl with mixed greens
  7. Arrange the artichoke hearts and asparagus pieces on top.
  1. Whisk the orange juice, orange rind, walnut oil, mustard and salt and pepper in a bowl
  2. If serving the salad immediately, drizzle a little dressing over each bowl
Recipe by Baby Boomer Blog | Travel - Lifestyle for Women Over 50 at