Warm Green Asparagus Salad with Poppy Seeds and Orange Dressing

5 from 6 votes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people
Calories 637 kcal



  • 5 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 6 tbsp Fresh pressed orange juice
  • 4 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Pink pepper berries, roughly pounded
  • 3 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 5 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper from the mill


  • 500 g Green asparagus
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest
  • 2 tbsp Poppy seeds, unground
  • 2 tbsp Leaf parsley, chopped
  • Salt
  • Black pepper from the mill
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Oil



  • Put the maple syrup together with the mustard, orange juice, lemon juice and pink pepper berries in a bowl, whisk everything well and then slowly stir in the oil and season with salt and pepper.


  • Cut off the lower solid piece from the asparagus and cut the asparagus diagonally into pieces approx. 4 cm long. Put the tips aside. Then halve the beveled pieces lengthways again.
  • Heat a little oil with the butter in a pan and then fry the asparagus over a medium heat for about 5 minutes, turning. Then the asparagus tips and the poppy seeds are added and everything is swirled well for about 3 minutes.
  • Then put everything in a bowl, add a little salt and pepper. Add the parsley and the orange zest and stir well. Then arrange the salad on a plate and pour the dressing over it.


Serving: 100gCalories: 637kcalCarbohydrates: 28.1gProtein: 0.3gFat: 58.9g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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