Asparagus with Shallot and Caper Vinaigrette

Asparagus with Shallot Caper vinaigrette on a plate

This dish is quick and superiorly simple. Asparagus is fancied up with shallots and capers, making this dish wonderfully light and absolutely full of flavor.


  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • ½ cup Shallots, roughly chopped
  • ⅓ cup Capers, drained
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 bunches Asparagus, trimmed


  1. In food processor combine all ingredients, except asparagus. Pulse ingredients together until uniformly combined and mixed together. About 7 pulses. Don’t mix until completely smooth, but small pieces are formed.
  2. In a pan with a steamer basket, heat 2/3 cup water until boiling and add in asparagus spears into the steamer basked. Steam until tender, about 7 minutes.
  3. Plate and top with prepared vinaigrette.