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I love spring because it brings cheap asparagus to the markets for weeks. Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables and I am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare it.

In the past, I have prepared it these ways:

With easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

In Spring Ribbons Salad

In the Spicy Pork with Asparagus and Chile stir fry

With Balsamic Butter Sauce

How do you prepare this delicious spring treat?

Asparagus with Shallot, Caper and Balsamic Relish

  • 1 pound of asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/8 cup mild extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Oven roast or steam the asparagus. While the asparagus is cooking, combine the relish ingredients well. Spoon over the warm asparagus. Serves 2.