Grilled Asparagus Salad

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In the summer, we often grill because:

1. it takes no time to prepare dinner

2. it gets too hot in the house if the oven is on

3. i like to hang outside when the sun goes down.

For those same reasons, we grill last night. I had salmon and asparagus while the rest of the gang enjoyed some sausages and roasted potatoes. Because I always fix too much vegetables ( or I fix just enough but no-one else is eating them), I was left with quite a few extra asparagus today. What to do?

Personally I do not like to rewarm asparagus the next day because they don’t taste wonderful therefore I thought of making a salad with that this evening , and I was quite happy with their flavor.

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Ingredients for 2-4 people:

If you have some left-over grilled asparagus, skip step 1-4.

  1. Rinse the asparagus under running water and trim the ends.
  2. Place the asparagus in a bowl, drizzle some olive oil over them, and with your fingers toss the asparagus so that they will be well-coated with olive oil.
  3. Turn the grill to medium and grill the asparagus for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Let them cool.
  5. Meanwhile, in a bowl mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  6. Place the asparagus on a cutting board, and with a sharp knife cut them in small segments of about 1/2 inch.
  7. Toss the cut-up asparagus in the vinaigrette, stir and enjoy.

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Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!