Fresh Asparagus, trimmed
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 ounces part-skim Swiss cheese, julienne sliced
2 ounces lean ham, sliced into strips as above
1 Tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 orange, peeled and cubed
1 package lemon and herb salad dressing mix
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Chop asparagus into bite-sized pieces and place in a microwave-proof casserole dish.
Add 2 Tablespoons water, cover, and Microwave for 2 minutes.
Measure remaining ingredients into a salad bowl.
Add asparagus when completely cool.
Prepare dressing in a shaker container and add approximately 1/3 of it to the salad.
Save remaining dressing for greens and fresh vegetables.