Preparation / Directions:
Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales with a knife or vegetable peeled, if desired. Arrange asparagus in a vegetable steamer over boiling water; cover and steam 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp tender. Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Cut asparagus into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
Combine asparagus, torn lettuce, and next 5 ingredients; toss gently. Spoon mixture into a lettuce-lined bowl, if desired. Serve with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing. Garnish, if desired. Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; stir well. Makes 1 cup.