Marinated Asparagus & Cheese


Marinated Asparagus

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

Fresh asparagus marinated in olive oil & garlic are combined for some heavenly flavors on this light side dish. Top it with crumbled blue cheese (our husbands favorite, Boursin garlic & herb (Barbara's favorite) feta or Parmesan. Whatever cheese you choose, you will love these asparagus! 😋


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cheese of your choice (we used blue cheese and Boursin garlic & herb)
  • ice water in a large bowl (have ready while asparagus are cooking)


  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the asparagus & cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Immediately remove asparagus & put them into a bowl of ice water. Drain well & pat dry with paper towel.
  2. In a large plastic resealable bag, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, green onions, salt & pepper. Add asparagus; seal the bag and turn several times to coat well. Refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour.
  3. After an hour, remove from refrigerator and drain asparagus. (Discard remainder of marinade if not using for salad dressing or a rice dish)
  4. Place the asparagus on a serving platter and sprinkle with your favorite cheese.

Note:  Left over marinade can be used to season rice or as a salad dressing. It’s really good and why waste all those great flavors!


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