Warm Asparagus Salad 

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes 


½ small onion, cut in half and sliced thin

2 TBS light vinegar (rice, apple cider, or white wine)

1 cup hot water

1 bunch asparagus

3 TBS chicken or vegetable broth

7½ oz jar of roasted red bell peppers, drained and slivered (or 2 medium red bell peppers, sliced thin)

1 TBS balsamic vinegar

1 TBS extra virgin olive oil

salt and black pepper to taste 


Slice onion and place in a small bowl with vinegar and hot water while preparing rest of the ingredients.

Heat 3 TBS broth over medium heat in a stainless steel skillet.

While broth is heating, snap off the woody bottom of asparagus stems, then cut the spears into 2-inch lengths. Cutting them into short pieces of equal length ensures quick, even cooking.

When broth begins to steam, add asparagus. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. The outside will be tender and the inside will be crisp. Thinner spears will take about 3 minutes.

After about 10 minutes, remove onion from hot water and squeeze dry.

Mix together roasted peppers with marinated onion, asparagus, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Marinate for 4-5 minutes and serve warm. 

Optional: If you use fresh red bell peppers, sauté them for 7 minutes and toss with rest of ingredients in place of roasted peppers. 

Serves 4

pdf of recipe can be found here