nutritional information


  • Calories: 100
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Sodium: 210 mg
  • Sugar: 1 g

Grilled Asparagus Vinaigrette

Grilled Asparagus Vinaigrette


For grilling, we prefer asparagus with thick stems, but the pencil-thin spears are perfectly acceptable.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbs. red wine or white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small head Boston or butter lettuce, separated into individual leaves
  • 1 to 1 ¼ lb. asparagus
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional

1. Prepare medium-hot charcoal fire, or preheat gas grill (or broiler).

To make Vinaigrette:

2. Combine garlic, basil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in bowl. Slowly pour in olive oil, whisking until oil is fully incorporated.

To make Salad:

3. Divide lettuce among four plates, or arrange on large platter.

4. Brush asparagus with vinaigrette. Grill, turning occasionally, until asparagus is tender and grill-marked, about 8 minutes.

5. Arrange asparagus on lettuce. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette. Garnish with Parmesan, if using, and serve.

June 2005

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