Asparagus Vinaigrette

Here’s a cool change of pace from your ordinary asparagus. Enjoy chilled asparagus in a flavorful vinaigrette dressing.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1 1/4
lb fresh asparagus spears
1
cup olive oil
1/3
cup white vinegar
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
2
cloves garlic, crushed
Romaine lettuce leaves
Tomato slices
Radish roses, if desired
  • 1 Place asparagus in 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable dish; add 1/4 cup water. Cover; microwave on High 6 to 9 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • 2 In tightly covered container, shake oil, vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper, mustard and garlic until well blended. Pour vinaigrette over hot asparagus, turning asparagus until well coated. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or until chilled.
  • 3 Just before serving, remove asparagus from vinaigrette; reserve vinaigrette. Arrange asparagus, romaine and tomato in separate sections on serving platter. Drizzle vinaigrette over vegetables. Garnish with radish roses.

Expert Tips

Cooking asparagus in the microwave until crisp-tender allows it to retain its beautiful color.

So many great vinaigrettes are available at your grocery store. Don’t hesitate to save yourself a little time by using the bottled version.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
240 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27 g
27 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
150 mg
150 %;
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
4 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
12%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.