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Easy Blanched Asparagus Recipe with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

This quick and easy blanched asparagus recipe is marinated in a maple Dijon vinaigrette to make a perfect, healthy side dish that the whole family will love! Only 60 calories and 2 SmartPoints too!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People, as a side
Calories 61kcal
Author Tate


  • 2 Bunches of asparagus
  • 2 1/2 tsps Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Break the spears off the top of the asparagus and place into the water once it has boiled.
  • Boil for 2-3 minutes until the asparagus has turned bright green,
  • Quickly transfer the asparagus into a large bowl of ice water, to halt cooking.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • While the asparagus cools, mix together the red wine vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Once mixed, slowly mix in the olive oil.
  • Dump the ice water out of the bowl of asparagus and add in the Dijon dressing, tossing until well combined.
  • Devour!


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 4.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 192.2mg | Potassium: 206.8mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.7mg