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Asparagus Vinaigrette

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Asparagus Vinaigrette
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Here’s a cool change of pace from your ordinary asparagus. Enjoy chilled asparagus in a flavorful vinaigrette dressing.
Updated Aug 21, 2008

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cooking asparagus in the microwave until crisp-tender allows it to retain its beautiful color.
  • tip 2
    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

260 Calories, 27 g Total Fat, 1 g Protein, 4 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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