No need to cook this asparagus. Shaving with a vegetable peeler is a great way to use asparagus as the base for a salad. The combination of flavours from the citrus, feta, and pesto go so well. Add some diced lean protein to make this a complete meal.

1 1/2 pounds (675 g) asparagus, trimmed
2 small oranges, peeled and segmented, cut in to 1/2-inch (1.27-cm) pieces
1 cup (125 g) crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup (80 mL) pesto
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) pepper

1/3 cup (50 g) chopped toasted pistachios

1. With either a vegetable peeler or food processor with slicing blade shave asparagus into thin slices. Add to serving bowl.

2. Add oranges and feta. Add pesto and toss to combine, mixing well. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Top with pistachios and serve.


Asparagus is a very good source of fibre, folate, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. It contains a detoxifying compound that breaks down carcinogens and free radicals that lead to cancer.

Serves 4- GF/VEG

Serving                283 g
Calories               232
Protein                13 g
Carbohydrate      19 g
Fibre                    6.0 g
Fat                        14 g
Saturated Fat       4.2 g
Cholesterol         11 mg
Sodium             517 mg