Texas Citrus Asparagus
Bright and beautiful asparagus paired with zesty red grapefruit. Photo courtesy
TexaSweet Citrus Marketing.



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January 2010

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Texas Citrus Asparagus

In this recipe, asparagus is topped with a lightly sweetened grapefruit vinaigrette for a fresh, healthy dish with radiant color. Recipe yields 4 servings.


  • 2 Texas Rio Star grapefruits
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-½ pounds asparagus, trimmed
  • Black pepper


  1. For the vinaigrette, combine shallots with vinegars and let sit for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Zest one grapefruit (avoid the white pith). Add zest to shallots mix.
  3. Juice zested grapefruit to yield about 1/3 cup and add juice to shallots. Slowly mix in olive oil.
  4. Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and simmer until just tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and spread spears on paper towels to cool.
  5. Section remaining grapefruit. Just before serving, toss cooled asparagus with vinaigrette. Arrange spears and grapefruit sections on salad plates. Sprinkle with pepper. Serve immediately.


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