Dijon Vinaigrette Asparagus
Preparation Time: 15 minutes (active prep time)
2 pounds asparagus, tough ends removed
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 tablespoons pine nuts
Place asparagus in a large skillet; add 1/2 inch of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes until crisp-tender.
Drain asparagus and arrange in a shallow dish. Combine water, vinegar, walnuts, raisins, mustard and garlic in a food processor or high-powered blender and process until smooth. Stir in red onion and pour over asparagus. Let stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours before serving.
Sprinkle with pine nuts before serving.