Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese Recipe
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Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese Recipe

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Asparagus marinated in vinaigrette and dotted with cheese makes an awesome side. We’re blue cheese fans, but you might like Parmesan or feta. —Susan Vaith, Jacksonville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 136 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add asparagus; cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Remove asparagus and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine green onions, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Add asparagus; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Drain asparagus, discarding marinade. Place asparagus on a serving plate; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese in Simple & Delicious June/July 2015

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annrms User ID: 2649709 226560
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"I was lucky enough to find our favorite thick stalks of asparagus for this recipe. We had it instead of slaw with our fish dinner. Delicious! This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you, Susan!"

Beema User ID: 446601 226129
Reviewed May. 10, 2015 Edited May. 17, 2015

"WOW! I made just half of the recipe, which worked just fine, and have loved just snacking on these amazing asparagus. Better than chips any day to ease that urge for a crunch. And, I just made a sandwich with these spears, a slice of ham, some mayo on rye... Spectacular!"

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