Blue Moon Gardens

Most Unique Selection of Nursery Plants in the Tyler & East Texas area

Blanching process:

In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Sprinkle with salt, then add asparagus. Boil until tender, about 3 to 4 minutes (depending on thickness).

Drain in a colander, and immediately transfer to ice water for 1 minute to stop the cooking process.

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

3 Tablespoons crystallized ginger, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

​1/2 cup safflower oil

​2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed, blanched and chilled.

4-6 cups ​Butter Crunch lettuce

Ginger Asparagus Salad


Blend vinegar, mustard, ginger, salt and pepper in a food processor. With the machine on, add oil slowly in a thin stream.

Arrange asparagus on plate of lettuce. Then drizzle the dressing over it to serve.