Asparagus-mushroom with orange vinaigrette dressing



This salad is great as a side dish. Topper for a salad or a cold salad on its own.Β  Orange and Vinaigrette gives a strong citrus flavour with sweet and tangy taste.

Health Benefits:

Asparagus has an abundance of an amino acid called asparagine, that helps to cleanse the body of waste material. It is one of those few vegetables that with calcium and magnesium in the ideal ratio of 2:1.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


For dressing:

  • Fresh Orange juice with pulp-2 small/1 large juiced.
  • Balsamic vinegar-2tbsp
  • Honey-2tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Ground black pepper-to taste
  • Olive oil-1tbsp (Optional)

For salad:

  • Asparagus-10-12
  • Mushrooms-10 (wipe cleaned and sliced)
  • Cherry tomatoes-10 (cut to half)
  • Olive oil-2tsp


For dressing:

  • Combine all the ingredients mentioned in a blender/food processor and process until blended.
  • Cover and refrigerate until used.

For salad:

  • Trim off the tough ends of asparagus, cut each stalk diagonally into 4pieces.
  • In saucepan of boiling water blanch asparagus until tender crisp about 4-5minutes, drain well.
  • In a wok or large skillet, heat oil over medium-heat, add steamed asparagus, mushrooms and stir fry until mushrooms are wilted and asparagus is tender (about 5-8minutes).

To serve:

Combine asparagus, mushrooms in a bowl and add halved tomatoes, toss with enough of the dressing.


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 8, 2014, in International, Salad/Wraps, Soups, Salad and Wraps. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Can never go wrong with veggies and vinaigrette πŸ™‚


  2. I am always scared to use asparagus, got try it soon…looks so tempting Chitra πŸ™‚


  3. Greetings Chitra, I love using citrus. I have a site
    (Total of three sites) one is “All things Citrus” dedicated to using citrus fruits in all cooking, whether main course, Seafood, desserts and I am having so much fun with it! Great job on this recipe! Cheryl


    • Wow three sites, very nice to know…. so do you post in all three? Will try to visit other sites of yours when time permits so that would be an apportunity for me to learn new new stuffs. … thanx a bunch for your lovely feedback on my recipe. .. glad you liked it…:) πŸ™‚


      • Yes Chitra I post on all three sites. Everyday on the one you now visit “Cheffie Cooks” (2) 2 x a week
        (3) 1allthingscitrus2.wordpress,com 2 x a week.
        Site -2 helps those on a budget with some easy, fun recipes and suggestions, tips Site 3- Is cooking with Citrus easy recipes, main dishes, desserts, Seafood using primarily oranges, lemons and limes which I grow on our property (along with coconuts and Bananas). I have an herb garden, vegetable garden as well! I am a member (free) you can join in also on Tasty many UK people are members to share recipes, peruse every members recipes, get ideas for recipes, have your own recipe box, rate and review recipes, it is a fantastic easy site. There I have over 559 recipes posted and still submitting recipes! Making many friends it is a great Public Community Recipe Sharing site to be a part of-I just love it! You can access site from any one of my three web sites joining takes a few minutes to do. Something for you to consider since you are a marvelous cook with your own wonderful recipes. This a a global network-Tasty people from Australia, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Canada, Greece, Italy, South America, Russia, oh so many Countries join in and participate. One day I would love to see YOU there with us indeed! Cheryl


      • Cheryl – Thanks for the info…So much planned work and blogs managed amazing to know….I would love to participate shortly in….Have a good day


      • Greetings Chitra, In time I would love to see your cooking talent and recipes shared with the world! You are an amazing cook!!! Cheryl


      • Thanks Cheryl…Glad you like them…Compliments and feedback from amazing people like yourself motivates to do more


  4. Love this one, Chitra.
    On occasion, i eat something similar as i love asparagus.
    This is a fine recipe.
    My best to You


    This goes into my files immediately ! – how totally delish it lookes, Chitra !


  6. ooh..sounds delicious!


  7. This sounds great! I love mushrooms and asparagus and the vinaigrette sounds excellent.


  8. Hello Chitra, just letting you know that I love this salad and made it myself! πŸ™‚ You can read about it here in my post


  9. Thanks Tamara for the link..glad you liked it and made it as well…thanks again


  10. I can’t just say Thanks for lovely support…Am blessed…


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