Minimal Fuss: Asparagus

May 26, 2011 No comments

Whether you are selecting a vegetable for a weeknight meal or planning a major feast for the holiday weekend, asparagus is a great side dish or starter.  Our simple version is offered below with a medium fuss version following.

Asparagus with roasted tomatoes, olives and feta

Asparagus with roasted tomatoes, olives and feta

Grilled Asparagus
1 lb. pencil asparagus
Olive oil spray
Garlic salt
Kosher salt
½ lemon

 Prepare asparagus for grilling.
  Preheat grill.
  Wash asparagus and trim off bottom hard end (1/2” to 1”).
  Spray or brush asparagus with olive oil.
 Grill asparagus.
  Grill on grill pan for 5 – 6 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.
  Sprinkle with garlic salt and kosher salt.
  Squeeze juice of ½ lemon over grilled asparagus.

For a more elaborate asparagus recipe, requiring a bit more fuss,  grill asparagus as above, roast cherry or grape tomatoes with a bit of olive oil drizzled over them  in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, slice a cup of green olives and cut 1/2 cup of feta cheese into small cubes.  Top the grilled asparagus with the roasted tomatoes, green olives and feta.

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