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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

August 20 2010

Asparagus and Tomato Salad

1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium green pepper, julienned
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water. Place in a large bowl; add the tomatoes, mushrooms and green pepper. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour over vegetable mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.