Hot Asparagus and Tomato Salad

Hot Asparagus and Tomato Salad
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Ratings (4)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
374 Calories
28g Fat
29g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Protein 7g
Calcium 122mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cooking asparagus on the grill really helps to bring out its natural flavor. Be careful not to overcook it, though, asparagus should have a little crunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (450 g) asparagus, trimmed
  • 6 tomatoes, ripe and halved
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Preheat grill. In a shallow baking dish, toss asparagus with the olive oil and some salt and pepper.
  3. Remove from dish and place on grill. Dip the cut side of the tomatoes in remaining olive oil. Let the asparagus grill for 2 to 3 minutes then add the tomatoes, cut-side down. Grill until tender.
  4. In a small bowl combine balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, and remaining olive oil from the baking dish. Blend well. Drizzle over grilled vegetables and serve.