Artichokes, Asparagus, and Watercress Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) can artichoke hearts in water, drained and halved
  • 1 tomato, cored and chopped
  • 1 bunch watercress, tough stems removed
Directions

To prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, combine the vinegar mustard, cumin, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Whisk to blend. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil, mixing until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Set aside.

To prepare the salad: Fill a medium bowl with 2 cups of ice cubes and cover with cold water. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and blanch until tender but not mushy, about 3 minutes. Drain the asparagus in a colander and transfer to the ice water bath to stop the cooking. Drain again and place on a paper towel-lined plate to dry. Cut the asparagus stalks into thirds.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the blanched asparagus, parsley, artichokes, tomatoes, and watercress. Whisk the vinaigrette to combine and pour over the salad. Toss to coat and serve.


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