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Asparagus with Red Pepper Dressing

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Bonnie Plants
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Fresh asparagus with a roasted red pepper dressing makes a great side dish, especially with grilled meats.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
20 min
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Recipe Ready Time
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20 min
Recipe Servings


2 roasted red bell peppers

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh oregano

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup olive oil

1 lb. fresh asparagus

1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled soft goat cheese


For the red pepper dressing, in a blender combine bell peppers, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, and salt. Cover and blend until smooth. While blender is running, add olive oil in a steady stream. Set aside. 

Break off tough ends of asparagus and discard. Use a vegetable peeler and peel asparagus from just below the flowering top to the end, if desired. 

Fill a skillet with water and bring to a boil over high heat; then add the asparagus. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and run the asparagus under cold water to stop the cooking process. 

Arrange the asparagus on a platter or divide equally among 4 plates. 

Drizzle each serving with about  1/4 cup dressing and sprinkle with goat cheese. 

Recipe Tip

Pepper dressing can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead of time. Cover, refrigerate, then warm to room temperature before serving. 


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