Marinated Asparagus Salad (Serves
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2 cups cut-up fresh asparagus
8 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1/2 cup prepared light or regular Italian salad dressing
1. Cook asparagus in rapidly boiling water for 3-4 minutes or until
crisp tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to chill. Drain again.
2. In self-sealing plastic bag or non-metal bowl, combine asparagus,
tomatoes, pepper, ripe olives and dressing
3. Toss gently to coat vegetables evenly with dressing.
4. Seal bag or cover; refrigerate 1-2 hours to blend flavors.