Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
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
Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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 bowl or shallow dish, combine green onions, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Add asparagus and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour. 
    Drain asparagus, discarding marinade. Place asparagus on a serving plate; sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

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