Marinated Asparagus

Marinated Asparagus

This marinated asparagus recipe gets its flavor from a tangy marinade made with red onion, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and olive oil.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, prepare the marinade by combining the chopped onion with the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in the oil and set aside while you prepare the asparagus.
  3. Step 3

    Bring about 2 inches of water to a boil in a skillet large enough to lay asparagus flat. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Step 4

    While the water is coming to a boil, wash the asparagus in cold water. Break off the tough base of each. Remove scales if they are large or sandy.
  5. Step 5

    Place the spears in the boiling water. Let the water return to a boil, then simmer the asparagus gently for 5 to 7 minutes. Asparagus should be slightly crisp.
  6. Step 6

    Drain and place the asparagus in the dish you plan to marinate them in—an oval-shaped dish works best.
  7. Step 7

    Whisk the marinade and pour over warm asparagus. Allow it to marinate at room temperature until cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  8. Step 8

    Remove asparagus from the refrigerator and return to room temperature before serving. Serve as is or, if desired, place lettuce leaves on 6 to 6 plates and top with the marinated spears.