Delicious Asparagus Recipe: Use a Mustard Vinaigrette

April 22, 2023   7 Comments

This delicious asparagus recipe will keep you eating and buying it all spring long.

I posted a list of fresh asparagus recipes a few weeks ago but I thought I would add another one to the line-up.

Please do read on because even if you hate asparagus – I have included a recipe for mustard vinaigrette that is amazing on any vegetable or salad. Yes, folks, another two-fer!

The mustard vinaigrette is thicker than a usual salad dressing and you don’t have to use very much to flavor the asparagus.

When I went to the store yesterday, I encountered a young employee in the produce section putting out the asparagus. I asked him if he ever eats it.

He said, “No, I don’t think I like it.”

Oh dear. I am such a fan of asparagus that I find asparagus haters hard to deal with. I would love him to try this delicious asparagus recipe because it is so easy!

First, let’s talk about the vinaigrette. I used a shallot which I usually avoid doing here on Snack Girl.

I try to stay away from ingredients that most of us don’t always stock in our pantries. Maybe you all have shallots but I usually don’t.

It is found next to the garlic and onions. It has a sweet, onion like flavor but it doesn’t hit you over the head like an onion. It is a perfect flavoring agent for homemade salad dressing and I think you should try it.

If you don’t want to try shallots – you can make my DIY salad dressing recipe that doesn’t include them.

I boiled the asparagus for this recipe to get a soft texture (but not too soft).

Serve this with hard boiled eggs and some crusty bread.

Or you could skip the dressing and use the asparagus in salads or omelets. Cooked asparagus doesn’t last long in my house.

What is your favorite delicious asparagus recipe?

Delicious Asparagus Recipe

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Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 3-5 min

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1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, woody ends removed
1 tablespoon mustard vinaigrette (see below)


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil (about 8-10 cups water). Drop the asparagus in and cook for 3-5 minutes until just tender. Remove with tongs to a cutting board to cool.

Place 1/4 of the stalks on a plate and dress with two teaspoons dressing. Enjoy! Can be served hot, warm, room temperature, or cold.

Nutrition Facts

For one serving = 32 calories, 3.3 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0.8 g carbohydrates, 0.3 g sugar, 0.4 g protein, 0.4 g fiber, 23 mg sodium, 1 Green, 1 Blue, 1 Purple WW SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

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Makes 1/2 cup
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 0 min

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1 small shallot, minced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


Place shallot, red wine vinegar, Dijon, and olive oil in a small jar and shake. Add salt and pepper to taste. This will keep in the fridge for 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

For one tablespoon = 58 calories, 6.5 g fat, 0.9 g saturated fat, 0.5 g carbohydrates, 0.1 g sugar, 0.2 g protein, 0.1 g fiber, 45 mg sodium, 2 Green, 2 Blue, 2 Purple WW SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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