26 May 2007

Aparagus, Egg & Potato Salad





To make my salad, I hard boiled eggs in boiling water for 5 mins, cooled them, then peeled them and cut them in half lengthways. The potatoes, I boiled until they started to become tender and then I sliced and fried them in a little olive oil. I cooked the asparagus in boiling water for 3 minutes.

I added the asparagus, egg halves and potato slices to a bed of watercress, baby spinach and rocket leaves. I then drizzled my salad with a lemony dressing and topped with little wafers of veggie parmesan.

Dressing
 
2 tbps olive oil, 1 tbsp freshly squezzed lemon juice, 1 tsp wholegrain mustard and lots of feshly ground black pepper. Whisk until emulsified.


The salad was really tasty and very filling, which is something you can't always say about a salad (the filling bit, not the tasty bit). I think if I made the salad again I might use baby new potatoes, just to cut down on the calories a bit. But those fried potatoes were lovely. So, what the heck!



I found some interesting nutritional information, showing just how healthy asparagus is. I gleamed the info from The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board .

Nutrient Values:

Serving size ............ 5.3 ounces
Calories ................ 20
Protein ................. 3 grams
Carbohydrate .......... 3 grams
Fat ..................... 0 grams
Cholesterol ............. 0 milligrams
Sodium ................. 5 milligrams
Potassium ............. 400 milligrams
Dietary Fibre .......... 3 grams

% of USRDA

Folacin ............. 60%
Vitamin C.......... 20%
Vitamin B6 ........ 10%
Vitamin A ......... 8%
Riboflavin ......... 6%
Niacin ............. 6%
Magnesium ....... 4%
Copper ............ 4%
Calcium ........... 2%
Pantothenic Acid .. *
Iron ................ *
Vitamin E .......... *

That's a lot of folic acid ,which is supposed to help in the prevention of liver disease. The Vitamin C protects cells and helps the body absorb iron from food and Vitamin B6 is good for the immune system! Go Asparagus!

9 comments:

  1. asparagus and eggs are a wonderful combo. Your salad is making my mouth water!

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  2. chanced upon your blog while searching for vegetarian recipes. so many good ones here! thanks for sharing. am going to be referring back here often!

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  3. This sounds fantastic! I'm going to try it as soon as I can get some asparagus.

    -Dana

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  4. Thanks for visiting imp! Hope you find some asaragus soon Kay and Mom. I have heard it is at it's best when fried in butter!

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  5. I enjoyed this apart from the asparagus which I've never liked anyway. Although it tasted a bit like broccolli stalk. Kind of...

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  6. Dear holler. THat looks like a great combination. Living where I live (in Ukraine) I struggle with recipe books and magazines at the moment because I just can't get so many things, but this is a recipe I think I can try to tackle. YUM!

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  7. Hope you can get the ingredients Little Miss Moi!

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