Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette
Ready In:
15 minutes
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
5 minutes
Wait Time:
0 minutes


  • 1 1/2 (pound) fresh asparagus stalks, ends trimmed and cut into two pieces
  • 2 (quart) water + 1 tsp. salt (to cook asparagus)
  • 2 (teaspoon) fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 (teaspoon) Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 (teaspoon) salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 (cup) extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Fill a large pot with 2 quarts of water, add 1 tsp. salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Trim woody ends off the asparagus on the diagonal. Then cut in half. Each piece should be 3-4 inches long.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and fresh ground black pepper; slowly whisk in the olive oil until emulsified.
  4. Put trimmed asparagus into the boiling water, stir, and cook 2-3 minutes until asparagus is crisp tender. Drain asparagus into a colander then blot dry with paper towels.
  5. Arrange the asparagus piece on a serving tray, drizzle lemon-Dijon vinaigrette over, and serve.
  6. Note: This can be prepared the day before and reheated or served cold in a salad.

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  • Debbie
    Debbie 36396

    Good recipe. But, too much olive oil. Reduce olive oil and increase lemons.

    over 3 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 368788

    loved it and very simple

    over 3 years ago
  • Eileen
    Eileen 741202

    Delicious! I also increased the lemon juice and paired with grilled chicken and drizzled over chicken. Yum

    about 3 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 809631

    My new favorite asparagus recipe! I doubled the lemon juice though.

    almost 3 years ago
  • Arwen
    Arwen 837087

    Absolutely delicious! I agree that you don't need nearly so much oil. We have also substituted green beans and snap peas with the same recipe; also delicious.

    almost 3 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Great suggestions Arwen! This would also work wonderfully with broccoli.

    almost 3 years ago
  • Amy
    Amy 990654

    YUMMY! I didn't even have lemon, so I used grapefruit juice instead...and it was fine! Probably better as written, but it was good just the same.

    almost 3 years ago
  • samantha
    samantha 1054395

    goooooood! so much better than the mayo dip i usually make for it!

    almost 3 years ago
  • 392036

    Made it with lemon fused olive oil (instead of juicing lemons) and it was fabulous!

    over 2 years ago
  • Angie
    Angie 1415721

    A new twist on asparagus. Very good and easy!

    over 2 years ago
  • Diana
    Diana 866752

    I always coated my asparagus with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle some salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese and baked them at 350 for about 7 min and loved it. I tried these the other night and was surprised how good it came out. Even my fiancé loved them. Will try these again.

    over 2 years ago
  • 1872121

    Very good and so easy!!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1910224

    I love asparagus, the dijan is a perfect addition

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 148238

    My husband LOVED this dish. I used green beans because right now there is a cholera epidemic on veggies coming in from Mexico. If I can find asparagus from the US I'm pretty sure he would love that too. I am going to experiment on other veggies with this vinegar ĂȘtre.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2208049

    Its a great taste for the asparagus and it was crisp!

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2227788

    Delicious. My 14 year old boy likes asparagus normally, but this he loved. I doubled the recipe but only used 1/4 C olive oil still, it was plenty of oil. I brought some for a friend and he said it's the best asparagus he's had, definitely making it again.

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2224868

    Added a little sugar to the dressing and a bit more lemon juice

    about 1 year ago
  • Ben
    Ben 51078


    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2258028

    Husband loved it! He dipped the other veggies in the sauce too.

    11 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2309846


    10 months ago
  • Meaghan
    Meaghan 2255782

    Easy and good!

    9 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2273803


    8 months ago