Caesar Grilled Asparagus

Grilling the asparagus gives it a really nice smokiness that is absolutely amazing!

Caesar-Grilled-Asparagus

Ingredients

FOR THE PARMESAN CROUTONS :
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • 1 cup bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 1 tablespoon parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
FOR THE LIGHT CAESAR DRESSING:
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons buttermilk (or milk or water)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • 1 anchovy fillet, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
FOR THE CAESAR GRILLED ASPARAGUS:
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Directions

FOR THE PARMESAN CROUTONS:
  • Mix the oil and garlic and let sit for a while before straining the garlic from the oil, reserving it for the dressing.
  • Toss the bread in the garlic oil, parmesan, salt and pepper, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375F/190C oven until lightly golden brown, about 10-15 minutes, mixing half way through.
FOR THE LIGHT CAESAR DRESSING:

Mix everything well.

FOR THE CAESAR GRILLED ASPARAGUS:
  • Toss the asparagus spears in the oil, salt and pepper and grill over medium-high heat until crisp-tender and slightly charred.
  • Serve topped with the caesar dressing, croutons, parmesan and fresh cracked black pepper to taste and enjoy!

Smartpoints : 5
Serves : 4

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