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Grilled Asparagus Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 5 min.
For a light lunch or simple but delicious side dish, this asparagus salad fits the bill.


  • 1 lb asparagus, tough ends removed
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 6 thin slices of red onion (about 1 ounce)
  • 1 cup olives, whole, pitted
  • 2 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese


  • Toss asparagus spears with 1 tablespoon olive oil in mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Reserve mixing bowl for dressing. While asparagus is cooking whisk together remaining oil, lemon juice and mustard in reserved bowl. Toss in red onions and set aside. Toss cooked asparagus with vinaigrette and olives. Transfer to serving plates and top with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 150
  Calories from Fat 99 (66%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(1%)Cholesterol 2mg
(25%)Sodium 601mg
(7%)Potassium 247mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(9%)Protein 4g
* 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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