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Roasted Asparagus with Warm Lemon Dressing*

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

1 1/2 lb asparagus,woody stems snapped off
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup minced shallots
1 Tbsp whole grain mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
2 hard cooked eggs, finely chopped or sieved

Heat oven to 400°. Place asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly; spread in one layer.

Roast 14-18 minutes, depending on thickness, until tips are lightly browned.

Meanwhile, make dressing. Whisk all ingredients except oil in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil to blend.

Arrange asparagus on a platter; drizzle with dressing and garnish with eggs.

Serves 6

Womans Day 4/1/05