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White Asparagus in Vinaigrette Recipe - Esparragos Blancos en Aceite y Vinagre

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White Asparagus - Esparragos Blancos

White Asparagus - Esparragos Blancos

Lisa Sierra (c) 2011 Licensed to About.com Inc.
White asparagus is very delicate in texture and flavor. Asparagus is planted and covered with dirt, so the shoots retain their white color. This requires quite a bit of manual labor to harvest and so the price of the canned white asparagus is quite a bit higher than the fresh green type you see in the produce markets. Since these spears have never been touched by sunlight, they are very soft and tender. Spaniards consider white asaparagus a delicacy and they absolutely devour it whenever it is served.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 - 8.8 oz (drained weight) can white asparagus
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • salt to taste



One can of thick white asparagus contains about 6-8 spears. Most people will eat 2 spears.

Open can and arrange asparagus spears on a large plate or platter.

Mix oil and vinegar in a bowl. Add salt to taste. Gently pour dressing over asparagus and serve!

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 5 out of 5
simple, delicious, Member lisab12345

I did not know what to do with a can of white asparagus. This recipie gets fiive stars from me because of how simple it is, how nicely and cleanly it allows the delicious flavor of the asparagus to shine, and how readily available all of the ingredients are in my cupboard. Sometimes simple really is better. I could eat this all day long. I would not hesitate to serve it with antipasto to company. It is a cold, early spring right now, but how effortless it would be to make and eat in the heat of summer.

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