Warm asparagus salad

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Warm Asparagus Salad_CS
Warm Asparagus Salad_CS
  • Serves: 6

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This light salad is an ideal starter before a filling Sunday roast. You can prepare the mayonnaise in advance, then cover and chill in the fridge.


  • 2 x 150g packets asparagus spears
  • 60ml (4tbsp) virgin olive oil
  • 90ml (6tbsp) mayonnaise
  • 30ml (2tbsp) fresh chopped basil
  • 5ml (1tsp) lemon juice
  • 140g packet watercress and rocket salad
  • 30ml (2tbsp) Parmesan cheese shavings


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6. Toss the asparagus spears in half the olive oil and place in a shallow roasting tin. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 8-10 mins until just tender.
  2. Mix together the mayonnaise, basil and lemon juice and season with freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Arrange the salad leaves, roasted asparagus and Parmesan cheese shavings on six small serving plates and drizzle over the rest of the olive oil. Place a spoonful of the basil mayonnaise on each plate and serve immediately.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 240(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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