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Springtime Asparagus Medley Recipe

Springtime Asparagus Medley Recipe

Seasonal and tasty, this colorful side dish is delicious served warm or cold. I get lots of compliments on the zesty sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 small tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Add tomatoes; cover and keep warm.
  • 2. In a blender, combine the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, onion, salt and paprika; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Pour over asparagus mixture and toss to coat.
  • 3. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with almonds and blue cheese if desired. Serve warm. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 122 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Springtime Asparagus Medley

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JBsez
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"I only used a tablespoon of sugar. It really doesn't need it."

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zdb2010*
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"This is awesome - didn't put in the almonds though as I was running short on time to toast them etc. Also I only used about half of the dressing. SOOOOO tasty."

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Cahira
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"Fantastic salad, great both hot and cold the next day..."

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JessCostello
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"This is awesome. I made it after finding asparagus on sale at the grocers. What a treat! I will make it over and over, and have already passed it on to others!"

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MsSherm
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2008

"This simple recipe is fresh with a complex flavor. My brother-in-law who doesn't like asparagus raved about this dish!"

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