Potato and Asparagus Salad

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Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

7-8 mins

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A zesty honey mustard dressing adds a bit of zing to tender asparagus, fork-soft potatoes, and bacon bits. Served warm, this salad is perfect as both a light meal and a side dish that holds its own along any main.

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American, Asparagus, Bacon, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Gluten-free, Marble Potatoes, Deep Dish, Shallow Dish Side Dishes, Vegetables

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 2 slices (70g) thin-cut bacon, cut into bits
  • 1 cup (140g) marble potatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup (90g) asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1” pieces
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • parsley, chopped, to taste


  1. Add the bacon to the Anyday Dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until the bacon is partially cooked with some fat rendered.
  3. Drain the fat, then stir in the potatoes, asparagus, salt, and black pepper into the Anyday Dish and mix to combine.
  4. Cover and cook for another 4-5 minutes stirring halfway through the cooking time, until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Allow to cool for 1 minute with the lid off.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the honey, dijon, apple cider vinegar, and chopped parsley. Drizzle the dressing on top of the salad and serve warm.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a lighter vegetarian version, remove the bacon.
  • You can replace the potatoes with yams and the asparagus with green beans.
  • Try using maple syrup instead of honey and adding whole-grain mustard to the dressing for extra texture.
  • Garnish with thinly sliced scallions for a fresh finish.

Recipe notes

  • Make the dressing up to 5 days ahead of time and save until needed.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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