Marinated Asparagus Recipe – Easy and Delicious

Fabulous Marinated Asparagus Spears

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. thin asparagus spears
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned

Dressing Ingredients

  • ¼ c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T. cider vinegar
  • ½ c. olive oil
  • 1 t. dry mustard
  • 1 t. salt
  • ¼ t. black pepper
  • 1 large clove of garlic, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Blend vinegars, oil, mustard powder, salt and pepper together in a blender or food processor to emulsify.
  • After these are combined, add sliced garlic and allow flavors to blend for several hours.
  • Blanch asparagus until bright green (about 2 minutes) in boiling salted water.  Plunge asparagus into an ice bath to stop the cooking.
  • Toss carrot and red pepper with asparagus.
  • Pour dressing over vegetables and marinate for 1 hour.  This must not be done more than 1 hour in advance or the vinegar will discolor the asparagus.

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