Grilled Asparagus With Parmesan Salsa

Grilled Asparagus With Parmesan Salsa Recipe
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
You can make this recipe a day early and serve it chilled.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Grill: 10 Minutes


1 pound fresh asparagus
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (1/2-inch-thick) sweet onion slice
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 small tomato, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper


1. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus; remove scales with a vegetable peeler, if desired.

2. Stir together 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil and garlic. Combine asparagus with vegetable oil mixture in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Sprinkle evenly with 1/8 tsp. salt.

3. Brush sweet onion slice evenly on both sides with 1 tsp. vegetable oil.

4. Grill onion slice and asparagus, without grill lid, over medium heat (300° to 350°). Grill onion slice 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until tender. Grill asparagus 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until tender.

5. Finely chop onion. Stir together onion, tomato, and next 3 ingredients. Serve salsa with warm asparagus.

Myra Whittemore, Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina,

Southern Living

April 2007
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