Here’s a very quick and easy side dish if you like mustard and asparagus. Use either green or white, makes no difference. If your asparagus is more than pencil size, peel it to get rid of the tough skin. I used spicy brown mustard which is my favorite but feel free to use any mustard that your family enjoys. The same with the herbs – I used thyme because it’s my favorite but most herbs would work well in this recipe, either fresh or dried.
First, prepare by peeling and/or removing the woody portion at the bottom:
1 pound asparagus
Place in a steamer and cook until fork tender but still a little crunchy, about 4-7 minutes depending on the size of the asparagus spears.
While the asparagus steams, make the sauce in a medium bowl by whisking together:
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon honey (agave nectar or date syrup would also work)
1 tablespoon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh herbs or 1/4 teaspoon dried herbs (I used thyme)
Once asparagus is cooked, remove from heat and add to the bowl of sauce, toss to combine. Serve hot or cold. Serves 2.
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