Zesty Marinated Asparagus

Zesty Marinated Asparagus

50 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    3 h
Recipe by  KNITMAMA

“Tender asparagus is marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette and sprinkled with tangy lemon zest and fresh parsley. This is a quick and easy side dish.”

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.

Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 servings

ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch asparagus just until tender, about 1 minute. Plunge into a bowl of cold water to cool. Drain asparagus and place in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour in vinaigrette and seal bag. Refrigerate at least 3 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  2. Just before serving, drain asparagus, reserving vinaigrette. Arrange on a serving platter and sprinkle with lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Serve reserved vinaigrette in a small dish on the side.

Share It

Reviews (50)

Rate This Recipe
HALANNIE
21

HALANNIE

I made this for Easter with ham and cheddar potatoes and everyone loved it. I just sent the recipe to two people who requested it. Don't skip the lemon zest part. It adds to the flavor and a great presentation. I let the asparagus marinate overnight as I like to do as much prep in advance as possible. I also blanched for longer than one minute...maybe 3 minutes...as my asparagus was not thin. I didn't serve the balsamic vinegar on the side. It really didn't need it. Overall, a healthy, easy low fat recipe. I'll repeat it again and again.

taramclarty
18

taramclarty

This was awesome! No one in my family expected to like this, even me, but it was really great. Very different and unique. It was simple to make and looked absolutely beautiful on the platter with the lemon zest on top (for prettiest results, sprinkle lemon zest on after parsley, salt and pepper). I can't wait to serve this for my healthy-eating aunt; she'll be in Heaven!

COASTERBRAKE
16

COASTERBRAKE

It was allright. Nothing you can't do with packaged Italian dressing. Also, keep in mind that two pounds of asparagus is a LOT.

More Reviews

Similar Recipes

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce
(1,450)

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Asparagus Parmesan
(415)

Asparagus Parmesan

Garlic Asparagus with Lime
(145)

Garlic Asparagus with Lime

Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese
(131)

Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese

Roasted Asparagus with Shallots
(51)

Roasted Asparagus with Shallots

Asparagus Oregenato
(42)

Asparagus Oregenato

Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 317 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 1783 mg
  • 71%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Top

<

previous recipe:

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

>

next recipe:

Asparagus Oregenato