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  • Serves 8
  • 15 mins cook

Courgette and asparagus salad with lemon pistachio dressing

Courgette and asparagus salad with lemon pistachio dressing

Side dishes don't get much easier than this courgette and asparagus salad recipe! Ready in just 15 minutes and served with a lemon pistachio dressing, this fresh dish is the perfect summer bite

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 60 g toasted pistachios, finely chopped
  • 3 bunches asparagus, trimmed
  • 500 g courgettes, thickly sliced on the diagonal
  • 100 g baby rocket

Steps

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.
  2. Put lemon juice, olive oil, honey and pistachios into a screw-top jar. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Shake well and set to one side.
  3. Place asparagus into boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Remove and plunge into cold water. Add courgette to the water and cook for 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  4. Put asparagus and courgette into a bowl, then pour over the dressing. Toss to combine and season with a little more ground pepper.
  5. Arrange rocket over the base of a serving platter, then top with the dressed asparagus and courgette.
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