Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, as sold in the United States, is gluten-free.


"Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts." -Charles Lamb, Poet

The refrigerator light goes on...

Asparagus and thyme go together. Thyme and orange go together. Orange and asparagus go together. This dressing is a sweet, herbaceous, savory addition to the slightly bitter asparagus. A great side dish with broiled salmon or other fish.



Asparagus Salad with Orange Thyme Glaze

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup salad

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes good leftovers. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

2 quarts water
8 ounces asparagus
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp orange marmalade
1 Tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves (finely minced)
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt

Asparagus Salad with Orange Thyme Glaze recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Place the water in a large skillet over medium high heat.

When the water is barely boiling, add the asparagus and blanch for 4 to 6 minutes.

While the asparagus is cooking, fill a large mixing bowl with water and ice.

When the asparagus is done, place them immediately into the ice water. Chill, drain, and place in the refrigerator.

Place the water, marmalade, orange juice, Worcestershire, thyme, and salt in a small sauce pan over medium heat.

Bring to a simmer and cook over medium heat until the sauce is reduced to 1/4 cup.

Remove and add the olive oil. Whisk and let cool.

Place the sauce in the refrigerator and chill.

When the sauce is chilled, whisk and add the yogurt. Whisk again until smooth.

Cut the asparagus into 1 1/2 inch pieces.

Fold together with the sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 63 Calories from Fat 21
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat <1g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 165mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 25 mcg Potassium 154 mg
Magnesium 9 mg