Savory Salad with Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus, fresh and green, means spring to me. I’m always happy when I see spring asparagus in the market.  Today’s treat is an asparagus salad with a lemon vinaigrette.  Start with the freshest asparagus you can find.  Grill after tossing with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Add spring baby lettuce, tomatoes, a little cheese, and even mushrooms if you’re in the mood.






Savory Salad With Grilled Asparagus

Use organic when available.  Serves 4


Savory Salad With Grilled Asparagus

Savory Salad is an asparagus salad with a lemon vinaigrette
Course Brunch, lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, grilled asparagus, spring greens, spring savory salad
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb asparagus
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups mixed organic greens (such as arugula, baby greens, baby spinach)
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoesl
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) Feta or goat cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup olive oil plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 2 to 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup white mushrooms, sliced optional


  • Heat the grill
  • Cut any white ends off the asparagus and discard to compost bin 
  • Toss asparagus & mushrooms (optional) in shallow dish with 3 tablespoons olive oil & salt & pepper
  • Place asparagus on hot grill (mushrooms optional)
  • Flip vegetables once after 3 minutes
  • Cook for 3 more minutes
  • Remove vegetables from grill & allow to cool
  • When cool enough to handle, cut asparagus into one-inch pieces
  • In a large bowl, toss greens, cheese, grilled asparagus, tomatoes & mushrooms
  • In small bowl whisk basil, 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, lemon juice & salt
  • Pour dressing over the salad and serve











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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

34 thoughts to “Savory Salad with Grilled Asparagus”

  1. This really looks delicious. Asparagus is a favorite, especially at this time of year when it is so fresh and lovely. And thanks for coming by my blog the other day! Most appreciated!

  2. I love asparagus too, Carol! It’s one of my favourite spring veggies. Your salad looks really fresh and delicious. It’s a great way to showcase this wonderful vegetable. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page.

  3. This looks delicious Carol. I love salads and enjoy eating them throughout the Summer months. Will give this one a go 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC.

  4. YUM! I’m so glad you shared this last week at our Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop 🙂

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