Asparagus with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette



Serving size

4 ounces asparagus with sauce

This recipe can be multiplied and makes great leftovers, cold or hot.

Asparagus with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette


4 tsp. Olive oil (divided)
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tbsp Orange juice
1/8 tsp., ground Dried tarragon
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
1 lb. Asparagus, raw


Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat the oven to 325F.

Place 3 teaspoons of olive oil, the mustard, honey, orange juice, tarragon, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Whisk together and set aside.

When the oven comes to temperature, add the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan, swirling to coat, and then add the asparagus spears.

Roast for 15 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally. The asparagus should be lightly browned but not overly limp.

Serve topped with the honey mustard vinaigrette.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

This vinaigrette will work well with almost any fresh herb, including thyme, marjoram, tarragon, or basil. When using fresh herbs (as opposed to the dried used in the original recipe), use about 1 teaspoon of thyme or marjoram, 1/4 teaspoon of tarragon, or two large leaves of basil (chiffonade).

If you are using thicker asparagus or white asparagus spears, it’s a good idea to peel the bottom 1/3 of the stem with a potato peeler to remove the tough outer skin. You lose a little bit of fiber, but the stems will be much more tender.

"Beginning with a critique of my own limbs, which she said, justly enough, were nothing to write home about, this girl went on to dissect my manners, morals, intellect, general physique, and method of eating asparagus with such acerbity that by the time she had finished the best you could say of Bertram was that, so far as was known, he had never actually committed murder or set fire to an orphan asylum."

P.G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves