Grilled Asparagus With Parmesan Salsa

Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

You can make this recipe a day early and serve it chilled.

Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Prep Time:
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. 1. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus; remove scales with a vegetable peeler, if desired.
  2. 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. 3. Brush sweet onion slice evenly on both sides with 1 tsp. vegetable oil.
  4. 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. 5. Finely chop onion. Stir together onion, tomato, and next 3 ingredients. Serve salsa with warm asparagus.
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