Asparagus, Chicken, and Green Pea Salad with Mint

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This main dish salad just screams spring! But with only seven ingredients (plus a few pantry staples) and 20 minutes start to finish time, you'll make this veggie-packed recipe year-round.

Asparagus, Chicken, and Green Pea Salad with Mint
Photo: Brie Passano
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed

  • 2 cup shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 3 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese (chèvre) (4 oz.)

  • ¼ cup torn fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. In a 10-inch skillet bring the water to boiling. Add asparagus. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 2 to 3 minutes or just until asparagus is crisp-tender. Drain in a colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again.

  2. Arrange asparagus on a platter. Top with chicken and peas. For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together next five ingredients (through crushed red pepper). Drizzle salad with dressing and sprinkle with cheese and mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
23g Fat
13g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 743mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 9.8mg 49%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Potassium 448mg 10%
Folate, total 53.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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