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This versatile recipe made with fresh asparagus can be made year around. Serve it cold or warm as side with any meal.

My favorite way to serve this is grilling it. It produces rave reviews every time. Even from guests who may not be fans of asparagus.

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Servings: 3
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Ingredients

Cost per serving $3.07 view details

Directions

1.
Snap off the tough ends of asparagus and wash asparagus thoroughly. Note: You can leave the spears whole or snap into 1-Inch pieces.
2.
Cook asparagus in boiling water for about two minutes, until it’s bright green and just beginning to get tender; drain and blanch in ice water. Place the cooked asparagus in a shallow serving dish.
3.
Combine the marinade ingredients: the vegetable oil, white vinegar, chopped pimiento's, garlic, parsley flakes, salt, pepper, and mustard powder, in a jar or other leak-proof container; cover tightly and shake well.
4.
Pour over the asparagus, cover, and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
Cook's Tip:
1.
The vinaigrette in this recipe is quite zesty. If you would like it sweeter, replace the white vinegar with a quality balsamic.
2.
This is great heated. Mix the marinade ingredients. Omit boiling the asparagus. Heat a large skillet on stove top, toss asparagus with marinade. Add to skillet and cook until crisp-tender. This is wonderful cooked on the grill using a aluminum pan.
3.
Give this dish a citrus flair by replacing the garlic with orange/lemon zest.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 113g
Recipe makes 3 servings
Calories 184  
Calories from Fat 162 88%
Total Fat 18.39g 23%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 6%
Trans Fat 0.47g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 790mg 33%
Potassium 213mg 6%
Total Carbs 4.36g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
Sugars 1.62g 1%
Protein 2.08g 3%

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  • Ariel Vance
    March 17, 2014
    Best asparagus I've ever had! Love it! Bought four lbs. and made this recipe.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    1 person likes this review

    Comments

    • judee
      March 5, 2014
      Looks like a perfect way to serve asparagus

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