Asparagus Vinaigrette

Side Dishes.
This Asian inspired vinaigrette works equally well with green beans, sugar snap peas or snow peas. 

Asparagus Vinaigrette


Quantity Ingredients
1-1/2 pounds asparagus, tough ends trimmed
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp dark sesame oil
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1/4 tsp salt
1 small red pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice


1. Cut trimmed asparagus into 2-inch lengths. In a steam set over a saucepan of boiling water, cook asparagus until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain well. Arrange asparagus on a serving platter. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk togethr lemon juice, water, mustard, oil, tarragon and salt. Stir in red pepper. Spoon vinaigrette over asparagus. Nutritional Information per serving: 57 calories, 3g total fat, 0.4g saturated fat, 1.9g dietary fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium. 

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