Marinated Asparagus

Marinated Asparagus

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A simple marinade transforms Asaparagus into a lovely side or starter.


  • 1 pound asparagus (choose thick stalks if possible.)
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon oregano


Cook Asparagus until tender crisp. (my favorite method is in the microwave.) Place in bowl and run cold water over until cool, or plunge into a bowl with ice and water. Drain well.

Mix lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and oregano in a small bowl and pour over asparagus. Refrigerate from two to four hours to overnight.


  • Use a small clove of garlic or the dressing will be very assertive.
  • When olive oil is refrigerated, it may become thicker and hardened; simply bring up to room temperature.