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9 August, 2017

Zesty Asparagus Side

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This Asparagus Recipe combines a zesty homemade dressing of spiced Worcestershire sauce with fresh asparagus and tomatoes for a colorful side dish perfect for summertime gatherings and 4th of July cookouts. Serve warm or chilled.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 Tbsp onion, grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup of almonds, toasted and sliced
  • 1/3 cup of blue cheese, crumbled


Boil asparagus over medium heat until crisp but tender (about 5 minutes).

Drain and return to pan.

Add the tomatoes, cover the pan and keep warm.

Combine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a blender.

Add the sugar, onion, salt and paprika.

Slowly add oil into the mixture in a steady stream while processing.

Process until the dressing is well blended.

Pour the dressing over the asparagus and tomatoes. Stir to coat well.

Place the vegetables into a serving bowl and sprinkle with almonds and cheese.

Can be served warm or chilled.

Serves 8.

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