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Marinated Asparagus Salad

Posted on: June 17th, 2014 by James No Comments

This recipe is a delightful combination of prosciutto, caramelized pearl onions, gruyere cheese, and roasted garlic focaccia.  We learned to make this at one of Chef Christian’s cooking demonstrations and think it is a wonderful way to kick-off summer.


4 servings
Active Time
30 Minutes

Total Time

3 1/2 Hours (with marinating time)



2 lbs Asparagus – local if possible

8-12 Slices Prosciutto

6 oz Gruyere Cheese – grated or chopped

8 pc Roasted Garlic Focaccia

1 C Herb Vinaigrette

2 tsp Garlic, chopped

1 Lemon – juiced

1 lb Pearl Onions

4 T Olive Oil

4 T Butter

Salt & Pepper, to taste



  1. Break asparagus end – don’t cut.
  2. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast or grill for 3-5 minutes.
  3. While still warm toss asparagus with herb vinaigrette, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Let marinate for 2-3 hours.
  5. Toss pearl onions with butter, salt and pepper and roast for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown.
  6. Toast focaccia with roasted garlic, olive oil, and truffle oil for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Assemble and serve.

Grilled Asparagus Salad with Lemon-Parmesan Vinaigrette

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by James No Comments

My sister found this great salad on Pinterest from EasyEats. It is easy to make and incredibly delicious.  A perfect start to spring!



Active Time

15 Minutes

Total Time

15 Minutes


¼ cup lemon juice
½ cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
½ teaspoon dijon mustard
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 bunches fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
½ cup thinly sliced radishes
½ cup shredded carrots
½ cup edamame
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, cheese, garlic and mustard.
  2. Slowly stream in the oil, whisking constantly to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. On a heated grill or grill pan, cook the asparagus, turning once, about 3 minutes total.
  5. In a large bowl, toss together the radishes, carrots and edamame.
  6. Top with the asparagus and bacon.
  7. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and sprinkle with parmesan.