Asparagus Salad with Earl Grey Tea Vinaigrette
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Try this vinaigrette made with Bigelow Earl Grey Tea on your asparagus for a healthy side dish.

10 Minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Vinaigrette:
  • ½ cup (125mL) Bigelow Earl Grey Tea (made using 2 tea bags)
  • 2 tablespoons (30mL) orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15mL) rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon (30mL) toasted sesame seed oil
  • Salad:
  • 1 pound (500g) asparagus, washed and cut diagonally
  • ½ red pepper, julienned
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

When preparing this recipe please be sure to check all labels on all products you use to insure that all items are gluten free.

Instructions

To make the vinaigrette, boil water and add 2 Bigelow Earl Grey Tea Bags to ½ cup water. Steep for 5 minutes; remove bags and reserve tea. Place tea, orange juice and sugar in a small saucepan or skillet and bring to a boil, reduce to about 2 tablespoons (30mL). Combine tea mixture, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and sesame oil together. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, add asparagus and blanch for 1-2 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Arrange asparagus with julienned red pepper in an attractive platter and toss with Earl Grey Vinaigrette. Garnish with chopped egg.

 

May we suggest Green Tea with Mango to pair with this recipe?
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