Asparagus Salad with Orange Thyme Glaze



Serving size

about 1 cup salad
30 Minutes
60 minutes

This recipe can be multiplied or divided by 2 and keeps well.

Asparagus Salad with Orange Thyme Glaze


2 quart Water
8 ounces Asparagus, raw
1/4 cup Water
2 Tbsp. Orange marmalade
1 Tbsp Orange juice
1/2 tsp.. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Fresh thyme (finely minced)
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Olive oil
2 Tbsp. Nonfat Greek Yogurt


Place the water in a large skillet over medium high heat.

When the water is barely boiling, add the asparagus and blanch for 4 to 6 minutes.

While the asparagus is cooking, fill a large mixing bowl with water and ice.

When the asparagus is done, place them immediately into the ice water. Chill, drain, and place in the refrigerator.

Place the water, marmalade, orange juice, Worcestershire, thyme, and salt in a small sauce pan over medium heat.

Bring to a simmer and cook over medium heat until the sauce is reduced to 1/4 cup.

Remove and add the olive oil. Whisk and let cool.

Place the sauce in the refrigerator and chill.

When the sauce is chilled, whisk and add the yogurt. Whisk again until smooth.

Cut the asparagus into 1 1/2 inch pieces.

Fold together with the sauce and serve.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, as sold in the United States, is gluten-free.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Asparagus and thyme go together. Thyme and orange go together. Orange and asparagus go together. This dressing is a sweet, herbaceous, savory addition to the slightly bitter asparagus. A great side dish with broiled salmon or other fish.

"'Does a banquet really need an asparagus server?'

'Does an orchestra need a bassoon?'"

Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow