If you're grilling your main dish for dinner, go ahead and grill the vegetable side dish, too. Grilling adds flavor to the asparagus, as does the tangy caper vinaigrette that's drizzled over the spears.
6 servings (serving size: about 4 asparagus spears and about 2 teaspoons vinaigrette)
1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
2. Place asparagus in a shallow dish. Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt, tossing well to coat. Place asparagus on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning after 2 minutes.
3. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, vinegar, and next 3 ingredients (through garlic); stir with a whisk. Slowly pour remaining 2 tablespoons oil into vinegar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in capers. Arrange asparagus on a serving platter; drizzle with vinaigrette, and sprinkle with basil.