Marinated Asparagus Salad

  • Yield 8 to 10 servings

This delicious chilled asparagus salad makes a great side dish.


2 pounds asparagus
1 large red onion, sliced
1 -- cucumber, peeled, thinly sliced
3/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup white wine tarragon vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 -- garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dillweed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup Durkee sauce


  1. Steam asparagus until tender-crisp.  Combine asparagus, onion and cucumber in a bowl and mix well.  Spoon into a shallow serving dish.
  2. Mix olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, sugar, dillweed, dry mustard and Durkee sauce in a bowl.  Pour over asparagus mixture.  Chill, covered, for 8 to 12 hours.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Morgan County’s Beyond Cotton Country (The Junior League of Morgan County, Decatur, Ala., 1999).