Fresh Balsamic Asparagus Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 13 mins

This is a very tasty fresh salad, crisp and tangy! I love this stuff. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the asparagus (keeping the darker green and less fibrous parts) and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Thinly slice the mushrooms.
  3. Simmer the asparagus in 1/2 cup of water with a pinch of salt until it is tender (about 10-13 minutes).
  4. While the asparagus is simmering, whisk the lemon juice, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and garlic together.
  5. Gradually add the olive oil and then the black pepper.
  6. Once you have drained the asparagus and let it cool, gently toss it with half of the dressing to coat it well.
  7. Toss the remaining dressing with the basil and the mushrooms, and sprinkle the mixture over the asparagus.
  8. Season to taste with salt, garnish with freshly grated Parmesan or Mizithra cheese, and serve.


Most Helpful

OUTSTANDING!! I roasted the asparagus w/a little olive oil and sea salt (3-5 minutes, depending on size of stalks), then followed the recipe. Wonderful fresh taste. This is a keeper as long as the local asparagus is available.

pmorgan5 May 22, 2011

I have made this a few times and LOVE it! I steam my asparagus a few minutes then cool it down in cold water so it stays nice and green. I also have added some fiddleheads to it..mmmm

SwampBlowUp June 13, 2009

This is VERY good! I wanted something a little different than the usual roasted or sauteed asparagus and this was perfect. The flavors were bold, and perfect together, and the dish was simple to prepare. I halved the recipe and made for just two people for 3pts a piece! Not bad at all!

CulinaryExplorer June 13, 2010

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