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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 Time6 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 420kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 1718mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 104.9% | Vitamin C: 284.1% | Calcium: 40.6% | Iron: 64.8%

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