[recipe] Smoked Salmon, Egg & Asparagus Salad + Creamy Dill Dressing

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Ingredients - the salad
12 ounces asparagus, trimmed
7 ounces sliced smoked salmon
4 hard boiled eggs, halved
1/3 cup creamy dill dressing

Ingredients - the dressing
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill

For the dressing, just whisk together the three ingredients and set aside. It’s all done and ready to go.

Boil your eggs, peel and set aside.

Grill your asparagus. The way I like to grill mine, is in the broiler. I spray down a roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray. Heat my oven broiler on high. Drizzle the asparagus, in a single layer, with a touch of olive oil and sprinkle with salt. I broil, for my thin asparagus, in the middle rack about 2-3 minutes on each side, until tender crisp.

Then you simply divide the salmon, asparagus and eggs onto 4 plates. Drizzle the dressing over the top and enjoy!

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