Asparagus and Carrot Vinaigrette

Asparagus and Carrot Vinaigrette

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 10 min

170 calories per serving 


16 asparagus, average size   320 g
1 carrots, grated   100 g
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil   30 mL
1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1/2 lemon
1/2 clove garlic, pressed    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    


  1. Prepare the asparagus and blanch them about 10 min in a pot of boiling salted water. Make sure you cook them al dente.
  2. Take the asparagus out of the pot using tongs or a slotted spoon because the spears are too delicate to be drained directly in a colander. Rinse the asparagus in cold water to stop the cooking and fix the colour. Let them cool down 10 min or so, then distribute them onto the individual serving plates.
  3. Prepare the carrots: peel and grate, then place them on the plates next to the asparagus.
  4. In a small bowl, add the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Beat well, using a fork, until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Press the garlic and add it to the bowl and mix. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (180g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




14 g

22 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

10 %


0 mg


50 mg

2 %


10 g

3 %


3 g

14 %


4 g


3 g

Vitamin A

70 %

Vitamin C

25 %


4 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 2 servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc
Good source of :
Potassium, Vitamin B1
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Vegetables | First courses/Appetizers | Salads | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian

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