Marinated Asparagus Salad

  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings


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