Grilled Asparagus Bundles with Dijon-Orange Vinaigrette

Grilled Asparagus Bundles with Dijon-Orange Vinaigrette
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

An elegant yet simple way to dress up asparagus. Grilled spears are tied together with chives and topped with a flavorful orange vinaigrette.

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4
Servings
67
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons honey or apricot paste
  • 4 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon brown rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 Teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1/2 Teaspoon grated orange zest
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • Chives, for garnish
  • 1/4 Cup chopped, peeled orange or mandarin

Directions

Prepare a grill or grill pan for medium-high-heat cooking. 

To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the honey, mustard, vinegar, juice, tarragon, shallot, zest, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside. Grill the asparagus until browned and tender, 4 to 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Separate the grilled asparagus into 4 bundles and tie each with chives. Drizzle with vinaigrette and top with chopped orange.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
2g
2%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
76µg
11%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
53µg
59%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
30µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
44mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
143mg
10%
Water
22g
1%

Grilled Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Grilled Asparagus Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.