Sexy Spring Asparagus


Ingredients for Sexy Spring Asparagus

Ingredients for Sexy Spring Asparagus

1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
2 cups sliced asparagus (1-inch pieces)
1/2 cup frozen edamame, cooked and cooled (or peas, thawed)
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh mint
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. black pepper
15 granules of sea salt

Cooked Bulgur ready to add to other ingredients

Cooked Bulgur ready to add to other ingredients

Prepare bulgur according to package directions, omitting any salt or fat.  Drain well.

Place asparagus in rapidly boiling water for 1 minute.  Then, plunge into ice water until cooled (about 3-4 minutes).  Drain well and blot with paper towel.

Cooked Edamame and Cooked Asparagus

Cooked Edamame and Cooked Asparagus

Combine bulgur, asparagus, edamame, parsley, mint, and peppers in a large bowl.  Whisk juices, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.  Pour over salad and toss gently (Makes 4 1-cup servings, 150 calories per serving).

Bulgur is a whole grain that is high in fiber and protein.  It is also a good source of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.

Colorful and delicious Sexy Spring Asparagus