Asparagus is in season now and its a great time to make lots of items with it.
This past weekend I made one of my favorite salads. Super simple and easy to make during the week or for a party.
Start with 4 pounds of asparagus washed thoroughly. For tips on how to clean & prepare & choose Asparagus please check out this website: The Ontario Asparagus Board.
Once the asparagus have been prepared its time to make the marinade:
- 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tbsp Finely minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp Finely chopped chives
- salt & pepper to taste
Whisk this all in a bowl. Place these all in a Ziploc bag and marinate a couple of hours.
Then prepare your grill for direct grilling. I left one side without coals and one side was hot. This enabled me to do the asparagus in batches and as they were ready I pulled them to the cooler side.
Reserve any of the marinade from the Ziploc bag for use at the end. When they are all done drizzle the remaining marinade on the asparagus. This recipe serves 16- You can always adjust this recipe to larger or smaller quantities just remember 1 pound of asparagus = 4 servings
This dish can be served cold or warm. Also if you have any leftovers they are a great addition to pasta salads potato salads etc. For more Asparagus recipes make sure to check out Ontario Asparagus Growers Marketing Board.