You are here: Home » Recipes » Asparagus with Maple Pecan Vinaigrette Asparagus with Maple Pecan Vinaigrette Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 4 servings Lightly steamed asparagus with a sweet-tart drizzle is a thing of beaty. PrintEmail Serve on a bed of field greens or arugula. If you like, add some crumbled gorgonzola or goat cheese over the top of the asparagus before serving. Ingredients 1 large bunch medium-thick asparagus, trimmed Salt, to taste Water1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard1 tablespoon maple syrup2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar2 tablespoons chopped pecans Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Steam or boil asparagus. To steam, place in a steamer basket just above water, cover and cook about 10 minutes depending on size. To boil, barely cover with lightly salted water and boil gently 5 to 7 minutes until just tender. After boiling or steaming, rinse in ice water until chilled. Drain and reserve on a serving plate. Combine oil, mustard, syrup, vinegar, pecans, salt and pepper and pour over asparagus spears; serve.