Marinated Asparagus

Marinated Asparagus
Staff Writer
Marinated Asparagus

Holly Clegg

Marinated Asparagus

The true sign of spring in the food world is the abundance of many fresh vegetables. Asparagus is one of the quintessential spring vegetables. This cherished culinary pleasure is so flavorful that you’ll find it in all kinds of dishes.

When purchasing asparagus, examine the tips for signs of freshness, as that is the portion most likely to break or spoil. Look for tightly closed tips and stalks that are not too dry. The young asparagus have purple tips and green stems and grow thicker as they ripen. If served cold, you can cook in advance, but be sure to shock them in ice cold water to stop cooking and keep flavor and color.

My friend Holly Clegg was kind enough to share this recipe with us.

See all spring vegetable recipes.

4
Servings
200
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  pound  asparagus
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2  tablespoons  roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2  teaspoon  minced garlic
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1/2  teaspoon  grated orange zest

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Trim the woody ends off the asparagus and spread the asparagus out in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast, shaking the pan occasionally, until tender, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients to make the marinade. In a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag, lay out the asparagus and cover with the marinade. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve chilled.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
29mg
4%
Sodium, Na
801mg
53%
Water
100g
4%

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.