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Asparagus with Red Pepper Dressing

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Fresh asparagus with a roasted red pepper dressing makes a great side dish, especially with grilled meats.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
20 min
Recipe Servings
Servings
4

Ingredients

2 roasted red bell peppers

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh oregano

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup olive oil

1 lb. fresh asparagus

1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled soft goat cheese

Directions

For the red pepper dressing, in a blender combine bell peppers, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, and salt. Cover and blend until smooth. While blender is running, add olive oil in a steady stream. Set aside. 

Break off tough ends of asparagus and discard. Use a vegetable peeler and peel asparagus from just below the flowering top to the end, if desired. 

Fill a skillet with water and bring to a boil over high heat; then add the asparagus. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and run the asparagus under cold water to stop the cooking process. 

Arrange the asparagus on a platter or divide equally among 4 plates. 

Drizzle each serving with about  1/4 cup dressing and sprinkle with goat cheese. 

Recipe Tip

Pepper dressing can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead of time. Cover, refrigerate, then warm to room temperature before serving. Try also serving over cooked grains or pasta for a delicious vegetarian dish.






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