Tarragon Asparagus Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2023
I love asparagus, and I love it even more when drizzled with my light, lemony vinaigrette dressing with a touch of tarragon. It's perfect as a side for fresh spring meals. —Linda Lace, Winter Park, Florida
Tarragon Asparagus Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces


  1. Place the first 7 ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. In a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. water to a boil. Add asparagus; cook, covered, until crisp-tender, 1-3 minutes. Remove asparagus and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  3. To serve, shake dressing again. Spoon over asparagus.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 77 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.