Springtime Shrimp Salad

Here’s what you need…

For the Dressing

1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

For the Salad

1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
8 cups torn Boston lettuce
3 Oranges
1 lb fresh or frozen shelled deveined cooked shrimp, thawed

1. In a small bowl combine all of the dressing ingredients; beat with a wire whisk until well blended. Set aside.

2. In large nonstick skillet, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add asparagus and return to boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.

3. Meanwhile, arrange lettuce on 4 individual salad plates. Peel oranges and halve lengthwise; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Drain asparagus. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Arrange asparagus, orange slices and shrimp over lettuce. Drizzle salads with dressing.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 290 calories, 9g fat, 24g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 29g protein.