Grilled Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad

Grilled Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad
Recipe by Dragon

Summer is long gone now but I'm having trouble letting go. Who says I can't have a summer salad in autumn? Right? So, I took out my grill pan and created this gorgeous salad with asparagus and the last of my cherry tomatoes. Simple to make and full of great flavour. Enjoy!

Serves: 4

1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
2 cups cheery tomatoes, cut in half
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
pinch of sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. In a bowl, toss the aspargus with 1/2 the olive oil. In a grill pan, grill the asparagus over a medium heat until it is cooked but still tender.

2. In the same bowl you used to toss the asparagus, combine the tomatoes and garlic. Toss to coat with the olive oil. Add the tomatoes and garlic to the grill pan. Grill for 1 minute, making sure not to burn the garlic. Remove from the heat.

3. Cut the aspargus into thirds and combine with them the tomatoes and garlic.

4. Whisk together the rest of the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Add the dressing to asparagus and tomatoes. Toss to combine.

5. Garnish the vegetables with the parsley and serve. This can be served both warm and at room temperature.

P.S. Don't you just love the bowl? :)


[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I miss asparagus. These look delicious and the cherry tomatoes add a sweet pop.

Adam said...

Dragon, I missed you and your delicious, nice looking recipes WITH good personalities. Welcome back good buddy :)

Hold on to summer? We all wanted Fall to happen so fast now it's almost Winter, so yup bring on the Summer :)

Darius T. Williams said...

I do love the bowl - this totally reminds me of summer - I love it!


Patricia Scarpin said...

I love salads like this one here. That is what I would like to have for lunch in a couple of minutes!

Manuela © said...

The salad looks great for me at any season of the year :)

Yes, the bowel ir really pretty!

Maria said...

Glad you are back!! With two fabulous recipes too! The soup and this salad look divine. I do love the bowl too:)

Patsyk said...

I love the idea of grilling the asparagus inside! I never think to do that until I see someone else post about it. I love the combination of cherry tomatoes with aspargus... looks wonderful!

Peter M said...

Your back and with some tasty looking food. This combo's great in taste and looks.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a delightful salad! Refined and tasty!



Katie said...

Yes, I do love the bowl! I love the colors of the dish too - how delightfully healthy :)

Michelle said...

Don't we all have trouble dealing with winter stepping in? What an appetising and healthy looking salad.

Laurie said...

That looks so delicious, and yes, I love the bowl!

nicisme said...

Another great dish, but I'll have to wait until asparagus season is here again. (I might sneak some foreign stuff if I can't wait that long, lol).

Mark said...

Just made this to go with some tenderloin steaks tonight. Awesome veg dish! Thanks!

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