Asparagus- Apple Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

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Asparagus- Apple Salad w/ Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Yield: Serves: 6

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 1 min

I needed a lighter salad to go with our heavy Christmas Eve menu and chose this one. It was just that- light and delicious.

Ingredients:

DRESSING:
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

SALAD:
2 cups (2-inch) diagonally cut asparagus
4 cups torn butter lettuce (or red leaf)
2 cups thinly sliced Gala apple

Directions:

1. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

2. Cook asparagus in boiling water for just 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold running water; drain and pat dry. Combine asparagus, lettuce, and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss gently to coat.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: recipe divided into 6 portions
Calories per serving: 92
Fat per serving: 3.5g
Saturated Fat per serving: 1.5g
Sugar per serving: 8.5g
Fiber per serving: 3.5g
Protein per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 5mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 13.5g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 2 Old Points Program: 3

Source: RecipeGirl.com ( Adapted from Cooking Light)

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