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It’s Asparagus Time!

Written by Patti on April 6th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

I know I really should post more recipes, but I’ve been very busy.

Now, I know that is a terrible excuse, so today I hope to make it up to you.

Over at Pink Parsley, Josie came up with the tastiest and easiest idea for those gorgeous asparagus that are popping up in the market this time of year. I made this last night and Eric and I just loved it. I’m thinking this might be a winner for our Easter dinner. Hey, that rhymes!

Here is Josie’s fab recipe. Go visit her blog for marvelous other foodies things.

Nom nom nom!

Grilled Asparagus with Rosemary and Goat Cheese
adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, Summer Entertaining 2009
2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
juice from 1/2 lemon
splash of balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 medium garlic clove, finely minced
3/4 tsp minced fresh rosemary
pinch red pepper flakes
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 lbs asparagus, tough ends snapped off (avoid super thin or thick spears)
1 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
Prepare grill.

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the asparagus with 1 tablespoon of the dressing.

Grill the asparagus, turning once, until tender and streaked with grill marks, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a platter, drizzle with remaining dressing, and top with goat cheese.

Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

I promise you will love it. Pinky swear.

xoxo, Patti

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8 Comments so far ↓

  1. OMG!! You’re a poet too!?! LOL

    I love the wonderful signs of spring!! This recipe has officially been added to my ever-growing file.

  2. Patti says:

    Sheila! It is so delicious. And so easy! xooxox, P

  3. Eddie Ross says:

    That sounds delicious. I love that you added goat cheese! Yum!!!
    Happy Wednesday!

  4. Jennifer says:

    We have quite an abundance of fresh asparagus growing right now. This looks and sounds so delish! It’s funny that you posted on asparagus as I have been looking for recipes to add variety to the table. Sunset Mag has several great ones on their website right now, as well.

    Thank you for sharing!


  5. Kathleen says:

    I will be making this for my kids who love asparagus.

  6. Patti says:

    E+J – for our next dinner party together!! xoox, P

  7. Patti says:

    Jen, I would love to see your version of this! xoxo, P

  8. Patti says:


    Yummy veggie.
    Healthy side.
    Love love.

    xoox, P