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Asparagus with Shallot Caper vinaigrette on a plate

Asparagus with Shallot Caper Vinaigrette

  • Author: Country Cleaver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Steamed
  • Cuisine: American


This dish is quick and superiorly simple. Asparagus is fancied up with shallots and capers, making this dish wonderfully light and absolutely full of flavor.


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  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Shallots, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup Capers, drained
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 bunches Asparagus, trimmed


  1. In food processor combine all ingredients, except asparagus. Pulse ingredients together until uniformly combined and mixed together. About 7 pulses. Don’t mix until completely smooth, but small pieces are formed.
  2. In a pan with a steamer basket, heat 2/3 cup water until boiling and add in asparagus spears into the steamer basket. Steam until tender, about 7 minutes.
  3. Plate and top with prepared vinaigrette.

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