Grilled Asparagus Salad with Oranges & Gorgonzola

With beautiful spring asparagus and fresh peas, this salad incorporates orange and gorgonzola cheese for a delicious flavor combination. Try it with your favorite white wine vinaigrette.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1lb fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • 1 head red-leaf lettuce, leaves torn, washed, and dried ~ 6 cups
  • 3/4 cup fresh baby peas
  • 3/4 cup thin sliced red onion
  • 2 large navel oranges, segmented and segments halved, membrane reserved
  • ¼ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese

Instructions 

Spray asparagus with cooking spray and sprinkle with ¼ tsp table salt. Grill asparagus on an outdoor grill or using a grill pan on high for 5-6 minutes or until lightly charred and softened. Allow to cool to room temperature and cross-slice into 1” pieces.

Either toss all ingredients together to serve (squeezing juice from orange membrane on top) or plate each salad individually with 1 cup of lettuce, a heaping ¼ cup of asparagus sections, 1/8 cup baby peas, 1/8 cup onion, and 6 orange pieces. Squeeze orange membrane over each and garnish each plate with 2 tsp gorgonzola cheese. Drizzle plate with 1 tsp vinaigrette.

Notes

If you can’t find fresh baby peas, feel free to substitute defrosted (uncooked) frozen baby peas.