Chargrilled asparagus salad with red onion vinaigrette

Make your own restaurant-worthy asparagus salad, served with red onion vinaigrette and ricotta. 

Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp tamari sauce
  • 2 bunches fresh spring asparagus
  • 1 tbs sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Fresh low fat ricotta
  • 1 tbs toasted hazelnuts roughly chopped
  • Fresh parsley, chilli flakes and lemon wedges to serve
Method
  1. Pre heat a bbq or chargrill on high.
  2. In a large bowl, add 1 tbs olive oil, tamari and asparagus, tossing until well coated.
  3. Char asparagus on a hot bbq for 4 minutes, turning constantly, until nice and blackened in spots but still bright.
  4. In a small bowl, add remaining olive oil, sherry vinegar, Dijon mustard, cracked pepper, red onion and thyme and whisk well until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Pile asparagus on a large platter, crumble ricotta, spoon over dressing, sprinkle hazelnuts and garnish with parsley, chilli flakes and lemon wedges.
 
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