Asparagus, Green Bean, Mushroom, and Chicken Salad

Preparation info
  • Makes


    First-Course Servings
    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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You can leave out the chicken and serve this salad as a first course. You can also substitute other ingredients, such as cooked shellfish or other seafood, for the chicken. Don’t be scared off by the foie gras. It is completely optional, but it does take the salad to a new level.


  • ½ pound haricots verts or regular green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 pound white or green asparagus


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the beans, and boil for 5 to 8 minutes, or until you feel only the slightest crunch when you bite into one. Drain in a colander and immediately rinse under cold running water. Pat dry or spin dry in a lettuce spinner.

Trim and peel the asparagus spears. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, a