What’s it like to suffer from an allergy or sensitivity to foods like wheat, nuts, dairy, or eggs?
It definitely makes your days interesting. Learning to read labels and ask questions is paramount to successfully cooking at home or dining out.
I suffered from GERD (a digestive disorder) and skin problems for several years before I was diagnosed with a sensitivity to eggs. And while I can certainly eat them, the long term effects aren’t fun, so I steer clear as best I can.
When a representative from Nasoya contacted me with an offer to send me their vegan mayonnaise, I jumped at the chance to try an egg free mayonnaise, and I wasn’t disappointed.
The first thing I did was make a potato salad. No vinaigrette coating my potato salad this time. My potato salad was served with an old fashioned, creamy mayonnaise dressing.
But I thought Nasoya deserved a recipe that went beyond the typical potato salad, so I whipped up this easy asparagus salad recipe.
I steamed thin asparagus spears until crisp-tender, then tossed them with colorful grape tomatoes, a spicy red onion, and tender garbanzo beans.
I wanted a creamy balsamic vinaigrette for this vegetable packed salad, so a drizzle of dark balsamic vinegar was added to my Nasoya Whipped Nayonaise, along with garlic, grainy mustard, a pinch of sugar, and splash of fresh lemon juice.
But the ingredients that take this salad over the top is crumbled goat cheese, and fresh parsley. Parsley perks up any dish, and adds that last bit of color.
You’ll notice some leftover chicken in my husband’s bowl. I’m afraid garbanzo beans alone wouldn’t do it for him.
If you suspect you suffer from a food sensitivity or allergy, Web MD has a helpful article explaining the differences between true food intolerances and food sensitivities. And while the internet can be a useful resource, it doesn’t take the place of medical care from a trusted physician, so always consult your physician if you have any questions regarding your health.
Thank you Nayosa! I can honestly say that I enjoyed your product. Your Nayonaise is as close to the real thing as I could have hoped for.
Happy, healthy cooking!
Sidenote: Nasoya Nayonaise is made with soymilk, expeller pressed soybean oil, vinegar, dried cane syrup, salt, mustard, and a just handful of spices. One tablespoon contains 40 calories, 3.5g of fat, 0mg Cholestrol, 90mg sodium, 1g carb, and 1g protein.
- 4 cups asparagus spears, thin spears cut into 2" lengths
- 10 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
- ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 can low sodium garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- ½ cup parsley, chopped
- 6 tablespoons Nayonaise
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Steam asparagus in a steamer basket in a large pan with water over medium high heat until blanched and still very crisp. Asparagus will continue to cook after being removed from the heat. Dunk asparagus into a large bowl filled with water and ice, then drain in a colander.
- Place asparagus, tomatoes, red onion and garbanzo beans in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl add Naonaise, balsamic, garlic, lemon juice, mustard and sugar. Stir until well combined.
- Take half the dressing and add it to the vegetables. Mix thoroughly. Taste and add more dressing and salt and pepper as desired.
- Fold in parsley and goat cheese.
- Chill for 15 - 20 minutes then serve
Calories: 263kcal Weight Watchers PointsPlus 7 Saturated fatty acids: 5.29g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 2.66g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 2.98g Total fat: 10.93g Calories from fat: 98 Cholesterol: 22mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 31.60g Total dietary fiber: 6.78g Protein: 11.66g
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