Maple Dijon Asparagus

I wanted a light but flavorful side dish to pair with the Crispy Roasted Mustard and Thyme Chicken Drumsticks and the Creamy Mashed Potatoes I was serving for dinner. I found this wonderful recipe at Food, Faith, and Fitness that sounded amazing. I loved the combination of flavors in this recipe. It was such a quick and easy recipe to make and paired perfectly with the rest of the meal. My kids actually thought it was pretty tasty too – which is a great thing when it comes to asparagus! My husband and I both loved it.

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from the water and plunge into ice water immediately.

Combine the maple syrup, olive oil, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, and minced garlic together; mix well.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray. Add the asparagus spears to the skillet along with the maple syrup mixture. Toss to coat evenly and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from the skillet and serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Maple Dijon Asparagus

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

1 small bunch of asparagus, wooden stems removed
2 tsp real maple syrup
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/4 tsp red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from the water and plunge into ice water immediately.

Combine the maple syrup, olive oil, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, and minced garlic together; mix well.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray. Add the asparagus spears to the skillet along with the maple syrup mixture. Toss to coat evenly and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from the skillet and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Food, Faith, and Fitness

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14 Responses to “Maple Dijon Asparagus”

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — January 22, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    What a delicious way to jazz up asparagus! Love that tangy-sweet twist!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 22, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

    A simple and great side, Pam.

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    Lia — January 23, 2014 @ 4:28 am

    Hi Pam.
    I love asparagus and this combination is fantastic!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Larry — January 23, 2014 @ 6:07 am

    We are always pretty basic with our asparagus so it’s nice to see something that kicks it up a notch or two.

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    Kim in MD — January 23, 2014 @ 6:21 am

    This looks so delicious! I hope you are feeling better, Pam!

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    Kris — January 23, 2014 @ 7:14 am

    I love asparagus. Any way…..yours looks gooood!
    Hope you are feeling much better by now!
    xo Kris

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — January 23, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    I usually just roast asparagus. This sounds like a nice change.

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    Joanne — January 23, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    Maple and dijon sound pretty perfect for each other!

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    Catherine — January 23, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    Dear Pam, This is my daughters favorite veggie. It sounds real good.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — January 23, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

    This asparagus sounds delicious, I love the combination of ingredients.

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    MICHAEL — January 24, 2014 @ 6:04 am

    I love asparagus! Years ago I planted a dozen plants and have been getting more and more asparagus from the garden every year. Love it blanched and on salads! :-)

    check out my post on making Crème Brûlée!
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/making-creme-brulee/

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    grace — January 24, 2014 @ 6:27 am

    i’m one of those folks who don’t really like the taste of asparagus, but i just so happen to LOVE maple syrup and mustard! you’ve made asparagus infinitely more palatable to me!

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — January 24, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    You’ve gotten me in the mood for asparagus Pam. This recipe sounds wonderful!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — January 26, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    What a delicious side dish! Craving this!

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