Grilled Sausages with Asparagus

Mix up the sausages, and use chorizo, spicy Italian, or the turkey and chicken varieties available at the grocery store.

Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes


  • 3 lemons, halved and divided
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped and divided
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds sweet Italian sausage links


  1. 1. Preheat grill to medium-high (350° to 400°) heat. Squeeze juice from 2 lemon halves to equal 2 Tbsp. Stir together pesto, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup walnuts. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus; toss asparagus with olive oil.
  2. 2. Grill sausage, without grill lid, 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, turning occasionally. At the same time, grill asparagus, without grill lid, 4 minutes or until tender. Brush asparagus with pesto mixture, and transfer to a serving platter. Grill remaining 4 lemon halves, cut sides down, 1 minute or until charred. Place on platter with asparagus. Slice sausage, and arrange on serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.
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