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Grilled Asparagus Salad with Oranges & Gorgonzola
Prep Time
6 mins
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.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 420 kcal
  • 1 lb 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Asparagus Salad with Oranges & Gorgonzola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 993mg 41%
Potassium 1718mg 49%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 21g 84%
Sugars 39g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 104.9%
Vitamin C 284.1%
Calcium 40.6%
Iron 64.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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