Asparagus and Citrus Salad

This Asparagus and Citrus Salad, served with an orange vinaigrette, is a tasty side dish which only takes 15 minutes to make.


  • 2 bunches fresh asparagus, trimmed of woody stems
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 yellow capsicum, finely sliced
  • 2 oranges segmented and juice retained for vinaigrette
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced

Orange Vinaigrette

  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Cracked black pepper to taste

Trip the asparagus and place in a shallow dish. Cover with boiling water and rest for five minutes. If the asparagus is thick this may need to be repeated to ensure asparagus is cooked through. Drain and cut into three pieces, and place on a platter.

Combine the remaining salad ingredients and scatter over the asparagus.

Combine the salad dressing ingredients and shake to combine. Serve over the salad. Chill until required.

Lisa Haddon is a qualified home economist, food stylist, recipe developer and food consultant. She operates her own catering and event management business, Aussie Food Fairies, and has done for over 20 years.

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Written by Lisa Haddon