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Grilled Asparagus and Mushroom Salad with Shaved Parmesan

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 10 min.
Blanching then grilling the asparagus make this a succulent and simple salad.


  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • olive oil, as needed
  • salt, as needed
  • freshly ground pepper as needed
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper or to taste
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 lb medium crimini or white mushrooms, cleaned
  • 1 1/2 oz Parmesan cheese, shaved pieces


  • Blanch asparagus, in a frying pan large enough to hold asparagus in one layer. Bring approximately 3 inches of water to a boil. Stir in 1 tablespoon salt. Add asparagus. Cook at a medium boil until slightly underdone, about 3 minutes, depending on thickness. Drain on paper towel; cool.
  • To grill, brush asparagus with olive oil. On an outdoor or a stovetop, grill over medium-high heat, turning frequently, until lightly browned and fork tender, about 3 minutes. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Cool. At an angle, cut spears in -1/2" pieces; reserve.
  • To make vinaigrette, mix lemon juice, garlic, crushed red pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; whisk in oil. Reserve.
  • Slice mushrooms about 1/4" thick. Toss mushrooms with reserved asparagus and vinaigrette; arrange on a platter. Add shavings of Parmesan cheese over salad.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 60
  Calories from Fat 36 (60%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(8%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(2%)Cholesterol 5mg
(5%)Sodium 130mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(10%)Protein 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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