Marinated Asparagus

Marinated Asparagus from This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com After a fun week at the Grand Canyon (more on that soon) I’ve come back with a cough I cannot shake and the desire to stay in bed watching The Tudors [affiliate code all day]. Luckily for all of us, Holly Clegg has stopped by with a guest post about Easter cooking and dining.

Easter table must have 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. It appears earlier, but they peak in May, so this favorite American vegetable (broccoli came in #2) is showcased this time of year.

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 tip 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.

I like to roast my asparagus in the oven and then whip up this simple marinade for a delicious taste of spring! And, pick up my pink book, Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets To Sizzle At Any Age for your Easter basket!

Try different flavored seasoned rice vinegars to splash on flavor without the fat-roasted red pepper adds a touch of heat-which I like, too.

Marinated Asparagus from This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Marinated Asparagus

A splash of roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar, dill, and orange give simple asparagus some spunk! Good served warm or chilled.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients except asparagus.
  2. In shallow dish or resealable plastic bag, lay asparagus and cover with marinade.
  3. Refrigerate in marinade to serve cold or serve with marinade for vegetable side.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: Makes 4 servings
  • Serving size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 89
  • Calories from Fat: 57 (64%)
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 151mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat

Weight Watchers POINTS = 2

Picture and recipe courtesy of Holly Clegg.

6 thoughts on “Marinated Asparagus

  1. Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Hello Anne-Marie! Thank you for visiting my site on Chicken Adobo. WOW your website has full of information and great recipes! I liked your facebook page already and am following you on twitter. I’m ready to learn so much from you! This recipe is a keeper. I love citrus taste and asparagus and orange combo sounds good! Thank you for visiting my site otherwise I wouldn’t be able to be here!

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