Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

From A Slice of Paradise. This has been a regular at our house for years. It can be made well in advance. It's quick and easy to assemble for an everyday dinner and pretty enough for a dinner party. I often substitute verjuice for the vinegar. Serve cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix basil, oil, vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Cut ends off asparagus.
  3. Cook asparagus in a large pot of simmering water for 4 minutes.
  4. Drain and put in an ice bath.
  5. Remove asparagus to a platter and top with chopped tomato.
  6. Pour vinaigrette on asparagus.
  7. Chill until ready to serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Amanda, you've got a winner of a recipe here! I used asparagus with small diameters and cooked them my usual way in the microwave for 3 minutes. I used 1 T balsamic and 1 T seasoned rice wine vinegar and a shake of garlic powder. . .perfect!!! I let them marinate for about 2 hours in the fridge before serving and then topped with the tomtoes and poured the extra vinaigrette over the tomatoes which was awesome. . .asparagus were tangy and the tomatoes were fresh. I will definitely make this again. Made for Veg*n Swap.

5 5

love this, I added 1/2 cup chopped red onions and garlic/wine seasoning. awsome, ty

4 5

Very nice. We enjoyed it with dinner last night, and it was even better at luch today after it had more chilling time, I thnk I might play with the flavors a bit the next time I make this... might add some fresh Mozzerella or add some sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds for some of the olive oil.