Fresh Balsamic Asparagus Salad

March 5, 2012 1:49 PM EST
asparagus (Photo: Flickr)

Tender asparagus is at their peak at this time. You cannot spend this season without making a good asparagus salad. Enjoy the blessing of the season!

1 lb tender asparagus
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp minced garlic
1 red bell pepper, diced
Salt and pepper

1. Trim the ends of the asparagus and, peel the bottom halves.
2. In a large skillet, boil the water; put some salt. Add the asparagus and cook about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
3. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard and garlic. Drizzle in the olive oil, whisking until combined; season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Place the cooked asparagus and diced bell pepper on a platter and drizzle with the dressing.

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