Grilled Radicchio and Asparagus Salad
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Grilled Radicchio and Asparagus Salad
Grilled Radicchio and Asparagus Salad
Creamy Basil Dressing:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. sherry vinegar
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
4 to 6 large fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt to taste

2 small romaine hearts, halved
1 head radicchio, cored and cut into 3/4-inch thick slices
3/4 lb. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Place leafy romaine tops over a cooler spot on the grill to avoid overcooking.

Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 5 to 10 minutes, Serves: 6

1. Puree all dressing ingredients in a blender or small food processor until smooth. Season to taste with salt and set aside.

2. Grill romaine, radicchio and asparagus on a well-oiled grill over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, turning frequently, until lightly charred. (Radicchio will cook quickly, asparagus will take longer.) Remove from grill and let cool slightly.

3. Cut radicchio and romaine into 1/2-inch strips, then quarter asparagus spears lengthwise and cut into bite-size strips; place all in a medium bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss lightly to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan and toss again very lightly.

Nutritional Information:
(146 g): 180 calories, 6 g protein, 14 g total fat (3 g sat., 0 g trans ), 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 10 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 4 points