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Summer Asparagus Salad - Asparagus Salad with Vinaigrette

Summer Asparagus Salad is the perfect side salad featuring fresh asparagus, corn and a homemade vinaigrette. Asparagus Salad with Vinaigrette is a quick recipe that everybody loves. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus salad with vinaigrette, quick asparagus corn salad, summer asparagus salad
Servings: 6
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 cups asparagus washed and trimmed
  • 1 cup corn drained
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Wash asparagus, discarding woody ends. Break into bite size pieces.
    Summer Asparagus Salad is the perfect side salad featuring fresh asparagus, corn and a homemade vinaigrette. Asparagus Salad with Vinaigrette is a quick recipe that everybody loves. 
  • Blanch asparagus by boiling in salted water for 1 to 2 minutes. Immediately transfer asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process.
    Summer Asparagus Salad is the perfect side salad featuring fresh asparagus, corn and a homemade vinaigrette. Asparagus Salad with Vinaigrette is a quick recipe that everybody loves. 
  • Once asparagus is cold to touch, drain and pat dry.
  • In a bowl, mix together sugar, olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper (to taste).
    Summer Asparagus Salad is the perfect side salad featuring fresh asparagus, corn and a homemade vinaigrette. Asparagus Salad with Vinaigrette is a quick recipe that everybody loves. 
  • Add asparagus and corn, and mix until the vegetables are coated.
    Summer Asparagus Salad is the perfect side salad featuring fresh asparagus, corn and a homemade vinaigrette. Asparagus Salad with Vinaigrette is a quick recipe that everybody loves. 
  • Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator until ready to eat.
    Summer Asparagus Salad is the perfect side salad featuring fresh asparagus, corn and a homemade vinaigrette. Asparagus Salad with Vinaigrette is a quick recipe that everybody loves. 

Notes

  • In all honesty, corn could be completely omitted from this recipe.  Keep it simple with just asparagus, if desired. 
  • Fresh sweet corn works best in this summer asparagus salad.
    • If you have corn on the cob, boil the shucked corn for a couple minutes, remove from the pan, run cold water over top, and then take a sharp knife to remove the kernels from the cob.
    • Frozen sweet corn can be used. Thaw and drain.
    • If using canned corn, drain well.
  • Pat the blanched asparagus down with paper towels to allow the vinaigrette to coat it well.
  • Substitute white wine vinegar for red wine vinegar if desired.
  • Serve this simple asparagus salad warm or refrigerate for later and serve cold. 
  • Love asparagus? Try this old fashioned creamed asparagus recipe.