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Vegetable Salad with Herbal Vinaigrette

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Category: Salads, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 lb Pounds asparagus, ends
  • Snapped
  • 3 Thin carrots, peeled
  • 1/4 lb Sugar snap peas, strings
  • Pulled
  • 1 md Clove garlic, peeled and
  • Minced
  • 2 ts Country-style Dijon mustard
  • 2 tb Lemon juice
  • 1 tb Rice or white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to
  • Taste
  • 2 tb Minced herbs (such as dill,
  • Tarragon and/or basil)
  • 3 Plum tomatoes, thinly sliced


1. Cut the asparagus on the diagonal into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Cut the
carrots on the diagonal into 1/4-inch pieces. 2. Fill a bowl with ice
water. Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the asparagus and time 3
minutes, starting the time as soon as the vegetable goes into the water.
With a wire or slotted spoon remove the vegetables to the bowl of ice water
and bring a pan of water back to a boil. Add the carrots and peas; time 2
minutes. Drain and plunge the vegetables into the ice water. 3. When the
vegetables have cooled, drain and wrap in paper towels. Put into a plastic
bag and refrigerate. 4. In a blender or small food processor combine the
garlic, mustard, lemon juice and vinegar. Slowly add the oil, blending
until emulsified. Add the salt, pepper and herbs. (The dressing can also
be whisked together by hand.) 5. When read to serve, combine the asparagus,
carrots and peas with the tomatoes. Pour the dressing over the vegetables,
stirring until well coated.

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