There are some recipes that we go back to over and over again. It might be a family tradition or simply just a good tasty dish we just can’t get enough of. This is the case for this recipe. I found it in a Country Home magazine back in March 2003. I made it right away and it became a family favorite. It is quite simple to make, can be made ahead of time, it’s healthy and pretty. That’s a lot of positive for just one recipe.
Note: I tried to find a link online but I wasn’t successful. I’ll keep trying and add it on asap.
1 lb green and/or white asparagus
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or basil (I used thyme this time…ha ha ha)
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove finely chopped
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese for topping
Place asparagus in a steamer basket. Place basket in a large skillet over boiling water. Reduce heat; cover and steam for 5 to 7 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove from steamer and cool slightly.
Meanwhile, for dressing, in a medium bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, thyme or basil, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Using a whisk or fork blend all ingredients well. Arrange asparagus on serving platter and drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator until ready to serve.
I like to make this early in the day. I find that the asparagus really take on the lovely flavor of the dressing. When I am ready to serve, I simply toss them around in the dressing one more time and top with a little more parmesan.
Printer friendly: Asparagus and Parmesan Salad
Peace and dressing,
Note my recipe is also feature on Coupon Cookin’: Tasty Traditions