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Asparagus & Tomatoes with Anchovy Vinaigrette Recipe

Don’t be put off by the anchovy paste, because it really makes this salad – but not in fishy way.

Sam the Cooking Guy

Asparagus & Tomatoes with Anchovy Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Asparagus & Tomatoes with Anchovy Vinaigrette


1 pound asparagus, thick ends removed

1 pound small red & yellow tomatoes, cut into wedges

1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 Tablespoon Anchovy Paste

Salt & pepper

1/3 cup olive oil, approximately

Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Lightly oil asparagus, season with salt and pepper, and grill until well marked but still a bit crisp.
  2. Put mustard, lemon juice, garlic, anchovy paste, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well while slowly drizzling in olive oil.
  3. Plate asparagus and tomatoes, add dressing and top with Parmesan cheese.
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Sam Zien

is host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy, author of 3 cookbooks and a frequent guest in the Today Show kitchen. He’s also and proud of his “big in taste but small in effort” cooking style — “food that anyone can make,” he likes to say.

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