ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed (from a 6-ounce can)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound (about 5 cups) fresh white mushrooms, sliced
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered

directions

Bring a large saucepan filled halfway with water to a boil; add asparagus. Boil until bright green and firm about 2 minutes; drain. In a bowl filled with cold water, place asparagus until cool about 5 minutes; drain. Transfer asparagus to a glass baking dish.

In a small bowl whisk together orange juice concentrate, 2 tablespoons water, the oil, vinegar, salt and black pepper; set aside (can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead).

Add mushrooms to baking dish. Whisk orange juice mixture, pour over asparagus and mushrooms; stir gently to coat.

On 6 serving plates lined with lettuce, arrange mushrooms, dividing evenly; arrange asparagus spears in a spoke pattern (this can be done up to 2 hours ahead, covered and refrigerated). Just before serving sprinkle cherry tomatoes over salad; drizzle with reserved orange juice mixture.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Mushroom Council. All rights reserved.

RecID 8069

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