Asparagus with a roasted red pepper and garlic dressing

This dressing is easy to make and brightens any vegetable dish. It has the right amount of acid from the roasted red peppers with a nice punch of garlic.


Asparagus-ends trimmed

1/2 a roasted red pepper (mine was store bought)
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove
Salt and black pepper

Preparation work:

1. Cut the ends of the asparagus and remove any woody parts. Blanche the asparagus for a few minutes in salted water. I like the asparagus crunchy but feel free to cook the asparagus until tender.

2. In a blender (I have the magic bullet), combine all the ingredients in the dressing. Taste and adjust to your liking. If you don’t have a blender, a mortar and pestle can be used to break down the pepper and garlic into a paste before adding the remaining ingredients.

Assembling steps:

1. Pour the dressing over the asparagus and enjoy.

* I topped the dish with crispy capicola and prosciutto for an additional crunch.

Roasted red pepper dressing for asparagus

Roasted red pepper dressing for asparagus


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