Marinated Asparagus

Sherry Blizzard


I love asparagus and this recipe spoke to me right off when I read the ingredients. Mom gave me The City Tavern Cookbook for Christmas and we agreed to try a recipe or two each week. This is one.

Thomas Jefferson had a large crop of asparagus and this was a recipe that was used widespread. It is said that he had this served whenever he had guests. I can see why.


★★★★★ 2 votes

5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 1/2 lb
    asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
    hard boiled egg, diced
  • 1/4 c
    red onion diced

How to Make Marinated Asparagus


  1. Heat 2 quarts water to boiling with salt added. Add in the prepared asparagus and boil for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain asparagus and place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking. Drain after 10 minutes.
  3. Drain asparagus on paper towels.
  4. Mix the vinegrette ingredients....all except the egg.
  5. Pour the vinegrette over the asparagus and top with the egg.

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About Marinated Asparagus

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: French
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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