Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe


My family loves this Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette.  A very quick and easy way to enjoy fresh asparagus when in season.

Balsamic Vinaigrette is also excellent served with green beans!  Give it a try!


Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette


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Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
  1. Bunches of fresh asparagusBlanch the asparagus in lightly salted boiling water for about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; do not overcook.

  2. Remove from heat and refresh under cold water; drain well.  Arrange asparagus on serving platter or individual serving plates.

  3. In a bowl or jar, whisk together balsamic vinegar, red onion, olive oil, garlic, and pepper.

  4. Spoon the vinaigrette over the asparagus, allowing a little to puddle on either side.  Sprinkle lightly with coarse salt.

  5. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Notes

* A mixture of green and white asparagus will make a beautiful presentation!

** What is balsamic vinegar?  Balsamic vinegar is a reduction made from grapes, but it is not considered a wine vinegar because the grape juice used is unfermented.  The unfermented white sweet grape juice that is used is called must and comes from the Trebbiano grapes.  Learn all about Balsamic Vinegar.


Readers Comments and Feedback:

I made this for Thanksgiving, and I used a mix of green and white asparagus with Italian Roasted Red Peppers.  The presentation was beautiful and every last stalk was eaten with some of our guests actually squabbling over who would get the last serving.  Thank you for a fantastic recipe. – Susan E. Bland-Medicis (12/21/05)



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