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Asparagus & Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds

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Asparagus & Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds

Marla Hingley
Calories 1590 kcal

Ingredients
  

Buttermilk Dressing

  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh tarragon
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp GF Dijon
  • ¼ cup buttermilk*
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Salad

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds toasted
  • 1 bunch asparagus** trimmed
  • 2 heads Butter/Bib/Boston lettuce torn
  • 3 radishes thinly sliced
  • 8 oz cooked skinless chicken breast cubed
  • 4 oz goat cheese crumbled

Instructions
 

  • For the dressing, pulse together the herbs, lemon juice and mustard in a mini food processor until a paste forms. Add remaining ingredients, processing until smooth.
  • For salad, toast almonds in a small dry skillet over medium heat, shaking pan often once they start to become fragrant. Once they are golden in color, remove from pan and allow to cool. Steam asparagus until tender-crisp then transfer to an ice bath to stop them from over cooking. Drain once cook, pat dry and chop.
  • Divide lettuce, asparagus, almonds, radishes, chicken and goat cheese into individual serving bowls then drizzle with dressing and some goat cheese if desired.

Notes

*replace with 2-3 Tbsp almond milk for a dairy free version
**The lower half of asparagus stalks can get tough and stringy. To avoid this, use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer layer from the bottom half of each stalk. Then cook as directed.

Nutrition

Calories: 1590kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 40gFat: 152gSaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 859mgPotassium: 1012mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3070IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 550mgIron: 10mg
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