Potato and Asparagus Salad

Potato and Asparagus Salad

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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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

9-10 mins

Free Time

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  • 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 into the Anyday Dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). 
  2. Cook in the microwave for 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 5-6 minutes, stirring halfway through the cook 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 together 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. 
  • You can also 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.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.