Asparagus Snow Pea and Almond Salad

Difficulty | Serves 2 as a side dish | Book - MORE Cooking for 1 or 2 people

healthy Asparagus Snow Pea and Almond Salad recipe

2 tablespoons (10g) flaked almonds
200g fresh asparagus
16 medium sized snow peas
½ teaspoon crushed garlic (in jar)
cooking spray
1 cup (40g) rocket
2 teaspoons finely chopped mint
6 cherry tomatoes cut in half
3 tablespoons shallots sliced

3 tablespoons Japanese Style Dressing (Praise®)
¼ teaspoon crushed ginger (in jar)
¼ teaspoon soy sauce 43% less salt
½ teaspoon white sugar

Per serve
Kilojoules420 (cals 100)
GI RatingToo Low in Carbs To Score a GI Rating


  1. Place a sheet of foil on griller tray, toast almonds under griller being careful not to burn them. Leave to one side.
  2. Cut 4cms off ends of asparagus and throw away. Cut asparagus into 5cm long pieces. Prepare snow peas by removing tops and the string on the side.
  3. Sauté asparagus with garlic in a frypan that has been coated with cooking spray for 4 minutes. Toss frequently.
  4. Add snow peas to pan, coat with cooking spray. Toss together with asparagus for 2 minutes. Remove from pan and place in refrigerator until cool.
  5. Place rocket onto a large dinner plate and sprinkle with mint then top with asparagus mix. Add cherry tomatoes, shallots and almonds.
  6. Dressing: Place all dressing ingredients into a small mixing bowl and combine. Pour over salad when ready to serve.

Not suitable to be frozen

Dietitian's tip

This salad has a low glycaemic load. This means it will have a minimal effect on your blood glucose level making it ideal for people with diabetes.

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