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Shaved Asparagus Salad with Manchego and Almonds
To shave the asparagus, hold the tough stem in your fingers and start at the green tender part. Peel toward the head with a sharp peeler to make thin ribbons. Medium or thick asparagus works best for shaving. If walnut oil isn't available, substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil. This dish makes for a quick and delicious light lunch. Round out the meal with toasted or grilled crusty whole-grain bread.
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Total: 23 Minutes
- Calories: 207
- Fat: 16.4g
- Saturated fat: 4.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 8.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.5g
- Protein: 11g
- Carbohydrate: 5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Cholesterol: 194mg
- Iron: 3mg
- Sodium: 279mg
- Calcium: 154mg
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons walnut oil
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound large asparagus
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 8 cups water
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
- 1 ounce Manchego cheese, shaved (about 1/4 cup)
- 1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Using a sharp peeler, thinly peel asparagus to equal 3 cups asparagus ribbons. Add asparagus and parsley to bowl; toss gently to coat.
- 2. Combine 8 cups water and white vinegar in a large skillet; bring to a simmer. Break each egg into a custard cup, and pour each gently into pan. Cook 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove eggs from pan using a slotted spoon.
- 3. Place about 2/3 cup asparagus mixture on each of 4 plates. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds; top each serving with 1 egg. Sprinkle evenly with Manchego cheese.
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