Artichoke, Edamame, and Asparagus Salad with Citrus Dressing

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Jacqueline Jax logo photoShelled edamame are very low in calories and fat, but packed with protein and fiber. Plus, artichokes and asparagus are rich in antioxidants. Toss in light citrus dressing for a little zest and you have a fantastic salad at only 184 calories per serving. What could be better than that? The minute I saw this recipe, I had to try it. Let me just say that it is amazing!!! I could eat this one every week and it makes a terrific snack before workouts with a little chicken or fish for extra protein. Let me know if you try it out or have any suggestions to make it even better.

Xoxo, Jacqueline Jax

P.S: Have you been doing your weekly Blondi Workouts?

 

Ingredients: Garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper, artichoke hearts, shelled edamame, asparagus, Parmesan cheese

Calories: 184

Ingredients

1 garlic clove, peeled and halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts packed in water, rinsed, drained, blotted dry, and quartered
1 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
1 pound medium asparagus, tough ends removed, and cut diagonally into thirds
1 ounce shaved Parmesan cheese (about 2/3 cup)

Preparation

1. Rub the inside of a large salad bowl with cut sides of garlic clove; discard garlic.

2. Add oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper to bowl; whisk well. Add artichokes, tossing gently; let stand at room temperature.

3. Meanwhile, place edamame in a large pot of boiling salted water; cook 2 minutes. Add asparagus; cook until asparagus and edamame are crisp-tender (about 3 minutes). Rinse under cold water, drain well, and blot dry with paper towels.

4. Add asparagus and edamame to artichoke mixture; toss. Transfer to 4 individual plates. Arrange shaved Parmesan over each salad. Serve.

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