So, I thought I would take a breather and share the Asparagus recipe with you. This is a great recipe because it can be made way ahead of time and served at room temperature. This makes it perfect for summer pot lucks also. It is colorful, beautiful, easy and tasty. What more can you ask for out of a dish??
This recipe is adapted from Christina Ferrare's, Family Entertaining. This cookbook has a lot of easy, family friendly recipes and ideas.
Asparagus Tips with Cucumber Vinaigrette
Adapted from Christina Ferrare's, Family Entertaining
1 bunch asparagus, tough ends snapped off and steamed until crisp tender (2-3 minutes)
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
2 scallions, chopped
chopped basil leaves
chopped fresh parsley
2 T. olive oil
juice from 1/2 small lemon
squirt of dijon mustard
2 dashes of soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Place asparagus on platter. Toss remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over asparagus. Serve at room temperature. Print Recipe