Grilled Asparagus Recipe with Vinaigrette

This Grilled Asparagus Recipe with Vinaigrette makes a tangy appetizer or side dish for any meal. The homemade vinaigrette features red wine and basil for a bold taste that blends well with the natural flavors of the grill.

Asparagus and Red, Orange and Yellow Bell Peppers

Ingredients

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 Tbsp of olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper
  • 1 1/4 lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed

Method

Grill bell pepper for 10 minutes over medium, turning often to char all sides.

Seal pepper in a plastic bag to steam for 10 minutes.

Slit pepper and drain juice into a blender.

Peel and seed the pepper, then chop.

Add chopped pepper to the blender with cloves, 2 Tbsp oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. Puree until very smooth.

Toss asparagus with remaining oil in a bowl to coat.

Grill for 8 minutes, turning occasionally.

Return the asparagus to the bowl.

Pour the vinaigrette over the asparagus and toss to coat well.

Serves 4.

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