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Asparagus and Arugula Salad

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Asparagus and Arugula Salad

Asparagus and Arugula Salad - Verdant surprise: Asparagus and arugula with strawberries

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Health Score:
83 / 100
45 min.
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Nutritional values

Asparagus is nutritious and very low in calories! This vegetable stimulates kidney activity and helps to purify the body, thanks to asparagine acid. It also contains folic acid, which is essential for blood formation. Because of the raw preparation, this salad's many vitamins, minerals, and trace elements are not lost in the cooking water.

Asparagus season begins around mid-April and lasts until the end of June. Unpeeled, it stays fresh in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator for up to four days if wrapped in a damp cloth.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie118 cal.(6 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat8 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates8 g(5 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage3 g(10 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E3.6 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin2 mg(17 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate107 μg(36 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin4.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C60 mg(63 %)
Potassium384 mg(10 %)
Calcium74 mg(7 %)
Magnesium36 mg(12 %)
Iron1.8 mg(12 %)
Iodine9 μg(5 %)
Zinc0.7 mg(9 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.2 g
Uric acid52 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:


½ Vanilla bean
½ tsp sugar
5 Tbsps Vegetable broth
1 ½ lbs white Asparagus (thick spears)
½ Orange
2 Tbsps white balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsps olive oil
1 bunch Arugula
7 ozs Strawberries
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Small bowl, 1 Peeler, 1 Citrus juicer, 2 Bowls, 1 Whisk, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Salad server, 1 Paper towel

Preparation steps

Asparagus and Arugula Salad preparation step 1

Halve vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out the seeds and add pod to a pot with the sugar and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let steep, covered, for 10 minutes.

Asparagus and Arugula Salad preparation step 2

Meanwhile, rinse asparagus, peel stalks with a peeler and cit off the woody ends.

Asparagus and Arugula Salad preparation step 3

Cut off asparagus tips and set aside in a small bowl. Cut asparagus diagonally into very thin slices.

Asparagus and Arugula Salad preparation step 4

Cut orange in half and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice into a bowl. Stir in vinegar, salt  and pepper to taste and the oil.

Asparagus and Arugula Salad preparation step 5

Take vanilla pod from the pot. Pour broth mixture into juice mixture and beat vigorously with a whisk.

Asparagus and Arugula Salad preparation step 6

Mix in asparagus slices, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, rinse arugula, spin dry and cut off the thick stems.

Asparagus and Arugula Salad preparation step 7

Rinse strawberries in a bowl of cold water and gently dry with paper towels. Halve or quarter berries, depending on size.

Asparagus and Arugula Salad preparation step 8

About 10 minutes before serving, take asparagus salad from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Fold the arugula and strawberries into salad, garnish with asparagus tips and serve.