dish
Steamed Jumbo Asparagus with Wilted Leek and Cucumber Vinaigrette

6
Serves
151
Calories
12
Nutrients
11
Vitamins

Ingredients

1 cup Champagne vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh, chopped chervil or tarragon, plus a few sprigs for garnish
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil , optional
2 pounds jumbo asparagus

Cooking Instructions

1. Place the cucumber in a small bowl, salt lightly and set aside for 1 hour.

2. Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil and prepare a bowl of ice water. Slice the leeks lengthwise, put the flat side down and thinly slice them across. Rinse in cool water and drain well. Blanch the leeks in the boiling water for 1 minute, drain and plunge them into the ice water. Drain again and store the leeks in the refrigerator.

3. Combine the vinegar, shallots, sugar, mustard and chervil in a bowl. Whisk in the olive oil a little at a time until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze out the excess liquid from the cucumber and leeks and combine them with the vinaigrette.

4. Bring a large pot of water with a tablespoon of salt to a boil and prepare a large bowl of ice water. Add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until you can bend the spears without breaking them. Immediately plunge the asparagus into the ice water. Drain and pile the asparagus on a long plate with the leek and cucumber vinaigrette spooned over the top. Serve at room temperature.

Serving Size: 4 spears of asparagus with vinaigrette

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
Calories
151
Protein
5 g
Total Carbohydrate
24 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Soluble Fiber
1 g
Sugar
9 g
Total Fat
4 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
14 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
61 %
Percent Calories from Fat
25 %
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
2 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Vitamin C
51 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
191 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
Calcium
91 mg
Iron
3 mg
Phosphorus
109 mg
Potassium
675 mg
Sodium
188 mg
Zinc
1 mg