Roasted Asparagus and Grapefruit Salad

  October 19, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

Roasted Asparagus and Grapefruit Salad

Looking for ways to get those greens in? This recipe is full of greens and deliciousness too! The sweet and tart combination of greens, grapefruit and lemon create a light and refreshing dish that makes a fabulous pair with a piece of lean protein such as salmon or grilled chicken! We hope you enjoy as much as we do- you’re body certainly will with asparagus’ ability to help cleanse your system. 🙂

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While your taste buds dine, your body gets fine! Oh yeah!

 

Here are three reasons asparagus will help you cleanse your body on the inside:

 

  1. Asparagus is phytonutrient-packed and it contains glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps the body break down carcinogens and harmful free radicals.

 

 

  1. Asparagus’ ability to neutralize cell-damaging particles ranks amongst the top of fruits and vegetables— and this seems to help slow the aging process. Fewer wrinkles? Sign us up!

 

 

  1. It has high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which acts as a natural diuretic. Yay! You’ll flush out water through increased urination—and you’ll also flush out bloat and puffiness from excess salt from food… bah-bye unsightly bulges from bloat!

 

Say hello to…

 

 

Roasted Asparagus and Grapefruit Salad

 

Serves 2

 

Ingredients:

½ large bunch asparagus (1 c. chopped)

1 c. arugula

1 c. romaine, chopped

1 T. basil, fresh, chopped

1 grapefruit

1/8 c. water

1/4 c. shaved Parmesan

Ground pepper, to taste, at the very end

3 T. lemon juice

1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar

 

Directions:

First, rinse asparagus and chop into pieces about 1 inch long. Spray a pan with oil in a spray bottle and allow it to warm on medium heat. Once warm, place asparagus on the pan and allow it to cook until tender, stirring occasionally.

 

In the meantime, peel grapefruit, eliminating as much pith (white skin) as possible and cut it into medium sized chunks or thin slices (whichever you prefer). Place it in the pan with the asparagus and add water to get the pan simmering. Once water has absorbed and asparagus is tender and heated, remove the pan from the heat.

 

In a medium mixing bowl, mix asparagus, grapefruit, arugula, romaine, basil, and parmesan.

 

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together balsamic, lemon juice and pepper. Next, pour it onto the salad mix and lightly toss. Enjoy!

 

 

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 85 Calories, 1g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 15g Carbohydrate, Protein 4g, 12g Fiber, 52mg Sodium, 2mg Cholesterol

 

Roasted Asparagus and Grapefruit Salad
 
Ingredients
  • ½ large bunch asparagus (1 c. chopped)
  • 1 c. arugula
  • 1 c. romaine, chopped
  • 1 T. basil, fresh, chopped
  • 1 grapefruit
  • ⅛ c. water
  • ¼ c. shaved Parmesan
  • Ground pepper, to taste, at the very end
  • 3 T. lemon juice
  • ¼ c. Balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. First, rinse asparagus and chop into pieces about 1 inch long. Spray a pan with oil in a spray bottle and allow it to warm on medium heat. Once warm, place asparagus on the pan and allow it to cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. In the meantime, peel grapefruit, eliminating as much pith (white skin) as possible and cut it into medium sized chunks or thin slices (whichever you prefer). Place it in the pan with the asparagus and add water to get the pan simmering. Once water has absorbed and asparagus is tender and heated, remove the pan from the heat.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix asparagus, grapefruit, arugula, romaine, basil, and parmesan.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together balsamic, lemon juice and pepper. Next, pour it onto the salad mix and lightly toss. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 85 Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 15 Sodium: 52 Fiber: 12 Protein: 4 Cholesterol: 2

 

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