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Asparagus with Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe
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Asparagus with Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

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“This is a great side dish to serve at a bridge luncheon with a chicken dish or salad,” writes Jo Durlam of Ames, Iowa. “It gives some color to the dish and it is very tasty.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 46 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes; drain. When cool enough to handle; pat dry. Thread several spears onto two parallel metal or soaked wooden skewers. Repeat with remaining asparagus.
  2. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender.
  3. For vinaigrette, combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Remove asparagus from skewers; drizzle with vinaigrette. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus with Mustard Vinaigrette in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p46

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 46 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

Great recipe. I liked the pineapple and mustard flavor (I also use it on chicken now). You have not make sure the asparagus is super fresh and cooked right http://www.noreciperequired.com/technique/how-blanch-asparagus

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