We limited the marinating time to 2 hours because lemon juice tends to discolor and toughen asparagus.

Recipe by Southern Living May 2003

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Yield:
Makes 10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together lemon juice and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add artichoke quarters and diced pimiento, and gently toss. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

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  • Snap off tough ends of asparagus; cook in boiling salted water to cover 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.

  • Drain asparagus, and plunge into ice water to stop cooking process. Place cooked asparagus in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag, and store overnight in refrigerator, if desired.

  • Add asparagus to artichoke mixture, and gently toss. Cover and chill 2 hours. Garnish, if desired.

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