The Most Delicious Asparagus Recipe Ever for Spring

Raleigh, NC, USA
Whether planning a bridal luncheon or an elegant dinner party, this recipe for marinated asparagus will impress your guests. They will think you have slaved away in the kitchen for hours, but the secret is that this recipe takes little time to prepare.

This simple and delicious side dish is perfect for spring and summer when asparagus is abundant at the Farmer's Market. It's great for an Easter side as well. My kids love asparagus simply roasted or boiled, but this recipe takes asparagus up a notch for guests.

It's best when made the night before an event, which I love because it gives me less to do on the dinner party day. I'm also a big fan of asparagus because it's lower in carbohydrates.

the most delicious aspragus recipe. Perfect for Easter dinner. It marinates overnight in a balsamic vinegar dressing.

Elegant Marinated Asparagus

1 pound fresh asparagus spears
1 green onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning (used Good Season's Italian Dressing Packet)
2 tablespoons of diced pimento
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Cut the ends of the asparagus. Blanch the asparagus for 4 minutes until crisp-tender, then immediately submerge it in ice water. Pat the asparagus dry and place it in a shallow baking dish.

Combine all remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Pour the dressing over the asparagus, cover, and chill overnight. Drain any excess marinade before serving. Allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

*Versions of this recipe are in almost every junior league or church cookbook I own. I based this recipe on trying different ones and using the ingredients that I like best.

This marinated asparagus recipe would also be a great side to my Joey Burgers recipes. 

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This recipe was originally published in 2012 and was updated in March 2024


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