Asparagus and Green Bean Salad with Herb Dijon Dressing

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine vinegar, shallot, dijon, basil, tarragon and time.
  2. Slowly whisk in oil to form an emulsion.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Blanch beans and asparagus in boiling salted water until al dente; shock in ice water and pat dry Combine lettuce, beans, asparagus and tomatoes; toss with dressing.
  5. Arrange in bowl, top with blue cheese, garnish with basil leaves.


Most Helpful

This got rave reviews at a potluck I took it to for Father's Day! My only tweak was adding some honey as it was very tangy and tart. It makes a lot of dressing so adjust accordingly - you may only 1/2 to 1/3 for this recipe. Thanks for a great summer side!

tkd88 June 23, 2015

I just made the dressing for a spring salad instead of the asparagus... the dressing was wonderful & I'm sure I'll be whisking it together and experimenting with it for quite some time. I think the key to it turning out so well is a high quality balsamic vinegar.

Secretly Southern February 11, 2010

I made this for my parents anniversary, and I had to substitute a few things but they really enjoyed it. The dressing was a little bitter, so I would recommend sweetening it up a little, but other than that a very good recipe.

College in the Kitchen August 29, 2009

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