Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mariniated Asparagus Salad and Awards!




It's Paula Deen time again here! My husband made this marinated asparagus salad that he found on the Food Network site. It is very tasty as long as you enjoy your vegetables marinated. I love marinated artichokes but found the asparagus just okay. My husband felt the same way. Don't get me wrong - this is a good recipe but you just have to enjoy having asparagus this way. This would make a terrific appetizer, especially for when the weather is warm. It's pretty simple too.

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cooked, or 1 1/2 (15 ounce)cans whole green asparagus spears (I cannot eat canned asparagus - no way!)
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 (0.7 ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix, prepared according to package directions
1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
Lettuce leaves
mayonnaise

Drain the asparagus and layer it in a shallow glass dish. Sprinkle each layer with some crumbled tarragon, pepper, to taste and garlic salt. Pour the salad dressing and vinegar over the asparagus, cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled asparagus on lettuce leaves, topped with a dollop of mayonnaise flavored with a little of the dressing.

Over the past few weeks I have received two awards from fellow food bloggers. I am always so flattered to receive these awards. It really thrills me that people enjoy visiting my blog. I never would have thought I would enjoy blogging this much.

Anyhow, I would just like to thank Lynette from Netts Nook and Cassie from CassieCraves. Both of these ladies have wonderful food sites with great recipes and I urge everyone to go and check out their sites! Thanks again Lynette and Cassie!

16 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm a big Paula Deen fan, this asparagus looks great! Love your site!

Mary said...

What a quick and easy dessert. I love aspragus however it is cooked, so I suspect this recipe will get some use here. Have a wonderful day.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wonderful asparagus salad! Congrats on your awards!

Katherine Aucoin said...

These sound like a good summertime side.

Congrats on your awards Debbie, you have one awesome blog yourself!

Lynda said...

This looks realy delicious and easy- that's the perfect summer dish!
Congrats on your awards, Debbie.

Donna-FFW said...

LOVE your asparagus , it sounds wonderful. One of my favorite veggies!! Congrats on your awards, you so deserve them!

Jenn said...

Mmmm...love me some asparagus. I saw some at the farmer's market this weekend. Maybe I should have bought some. Congrats on the award

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats on your awards! I never thought about marinating asparagus. Hmmm.

Bunny said...

I love anything Paula makes, I've never tried asparagus though, it looks very good!

teresa said...

Oh I LOVE asparagus! This looks awesome!

Reeni♥ said...

I absolutely love tarragon! I don't use it enough. This looks so delicious!!

Monica H said...

I adore asparagus. I'm sure I'd love this!

Pam said...

I love fresh asparagus and am always on the lookout for new recipes - this looks great.

Katy ~ said...

I love asparagus; this looks great to me.

noble pig said...

That sounds delicious, I love asparagus but mainated really kicks it up!

Bridgett said...

I am on a big asparagus kick and had seen this recipe. I am with you though, I love the marinated artichokes the best. I want to try this one though. Congrats on your award!