This easy asparagus walnut salad is the perfect complement when you’re on Atkins phase 1. On Atkins phase 1 you can enjoy this walnut and asparagus salad as a side dish or your main entrée.
When I first learned of this recipe, I thought it was a little bizarre. I was okay with the asparagus and walnuts, but the thought of adding a hard-boiled egg to the mix didn’t seem to mesh.
The great thing about trying new things and off-beat food combinations are, you never know when you may find a combination worth sharing.
This my friends are one crazy combo that’s worth you trying out, especially if you’re on Atkins Phase 1.
Atkins Phase 1 Perfectly Easy Asparagus Walnut Salad
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 pound asparagus
- 2 hard boiled eggs, quartered
- 1/4 small onion
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 individual packet of your favorite sugar substitute
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cups spring salad mix
- Stem the asparagus until tender, but crisp. This typically takes around 6 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus. Drain, and pat dry with paper towel then set aside.
- Cut hard boiled eggs into 1/4 size pieces.
- Combine finely diced white onion, vinegar, mustard, sugar substitute, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Gradually whisk in the olive oil.
- Place mixture over spring greens, add hard boiled eggs, walnuts and vinaigrette.
- Serve immediately or cold.
If you're on currently on the Induction phase of the Atkins Diet, omit the walnuts.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 20.4gNet Carbohydrates: 3.4gProtein: 4.3g
This dish is perfect to serve along with a nice steak, some baked chicken thighs, or even by its self as a healthy Atkins Phase 1 lunch.
I’ve made this numerous times, and I found it to be enjoyable as I sit back and binge on Netflix.
If you had a chance to make this, I’d love to know what you thought of it. Let me know in a comment.