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Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Servings: 4

asparagusBalsamicIngredients:

2 pounds asparagus stalks, washed and trimmed*

3 tablespoons good-quality balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons minced red onion

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Coarse salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Blanch the asparagus in lightly salted boiling water for about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; do not overcook. Remove from heat and refresh under cold water; drain well. Arrange asparagus on serving platter or individual serving plates.
  2. In a bowl or jar, whisk together balsamic vinegar, red onion, olive oil, garlic, and pepper.
  3. Spoon the vinaigrette over the asparagus, allowing a little to puddle on either side. Sprinkle lightly with coarse salt.
  4. Spoon the vinaigrette over the asparagus, allowing a little to puddle on either side. Sprinkle lightly with coarse salt.
  5. * A mixture of green and white asparagus will make a beautiful presentation!
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