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!
Servings 4 People, as a side
- 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.
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