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Cos, asparagus & red onion salad

Cos, asparagus & red onion salad

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  • Serves 8

Gordon Ramsay prepares a light and summery salad - counts as 1 of your 5-a-day

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal62
fat5g
saturates1g
carbs3g
sugars3g
fibre2g
protein2g
low insalt0.14g
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Ingredients

  • 300g asparagus spear
  • 1 large or 2 medium Cos lettuce
  • 1 red onion , thinly sliced
  • 3-4 tbsp vinaigrette , preferably homemade

Method

  • STEP 1

    Peel the asparagus bases with a swivel peeler and trim the woody ends. Blanch in boiling salted water for 1½-2 mins until just tender. Drain and refresh under cold running water.

  • STEP 2

    Trim the base of the lettuce leaves and arrange on a large shallow bowl or platter. Scatter over the asparagus spears and red onion, season well and drizzle with vinaigrette just before serving.

RECIPE TIPS
GORDON'S KNOW-HOW

Here’s my quick way to prepare asparagus. Simply bend each spear and snap where you feel it naturally give, breaking off the woody end.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2006

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