Grilled asparagus drizzled with a delicious balsamic honey and Dijon vinaigrette. This grilled asparagus recipe is super easy and delicious! 

I’m pretty positive  I could eat my weight in asparagus. Like it would be nothing for me to polish of this whole dish. Trust me, I didn’t but totally could and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

I love asparagus shaved on pizza or flatbread, in pasta or a quiche but especially when it’s grilled and drizzled with a lusciously creamy balsamic honey-dijon vinaigrette and a squeeze or two of grilled lemon. Close your eyes and picture these beauts saddled up next to salmon, grilled chicken or steak, I mean it’s looks so fancy but really is as easy as it gets. My favorite kind of recipe.

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It’s a simple side dish that packs a ton of flavor. A great thing about this vinaigrette, besides it tasting amazing, is that it’s a salad dressing made in a jar, which means you get to pile all the ingredients into it and shake, taking only minutes to make. It also can be used as a dreamy salad dressing too! It’s the perfect combination of mildly sweet and tangy and majorly fantastic.

I mean just look at that glossy-ness.

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So it’s pretty basic stuff. All things you probably have in your fridge or pantry.

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I’m particularily fond of the STAR Balsamic Vinegar Modena. I find it to be thicker than traditional balsamic, smooth and flavorful! I’m oh so grateful they send me this in the mail to make recipes with and I love it. You can find it at Walmart or you can buy it online here.

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Start by adding a finely minced (or squeeze it through a garlic press) clove of garlic.

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Add in a 1/2 tablespoon of honey…

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1/2 tablespoon country Dijon Mustard…

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1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

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Pour in 1/4 cup of the balsamic vinegar.

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And then 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil.

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Thatsssss it.

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Shake it until the honey, salt and pepper are mixed throughout.

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Grab a bunch of asparagus.

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I typically trim the asparagus above or below the last rubber band.

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Give them a rinse, then pat dry and place into a shallow dish.

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Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil.

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Season with pinches of kosher salt and black pepper.

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Toss to combine…

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On a preheated outdoor grill or grill pan, grill the asparagus for 4 to 5 minutes a side or until tender but still with some bite to them.

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I also slap a halved lemon on the grill for about 2 to 3 minutes.

I’m always looking for the asparagus to be tender but with some bite still left to it. Then simply drizzle with the balsamic honey-Dijon vinaigrette and a squeeze of lemon before serving.

In my world it’s a meal all in itself.

Enjoy! And if you give this Grilled Asparagus recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

 

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Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette
Yield: about 1 cup

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette

Grilled asparagus drizzle with a mildly sweet and tangy vinaigrette. It's a simple side dish that packs a ton of flavor, and pair beautifully next to fish, chicken or beef.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons country-style Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for asparagus
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more for asparagus
  • 1/4 cup STAR Balsamic Modena Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for asparagus
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 1 lemon, cut in half

Instructions

  1. In a small glass jar add the garlic, mustard, honey, salt, pepper, vinegar and olive oil. Secure lid and shake to combine. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. In a shallow dish toss the asparagus with a tablespoon of olive oil and two pinches of salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the asparagus for 4 to 5 minutes per side until just tender. Transfer grilled asparagus to a serving dish and drizzle with desired amount of vinaigrette.
  4. Quickly grill lemon halves and squeeze a tablespoon of juice over top. Serve immediately.

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Notes

Any remaining dressing can be saved and refrigerated for another purpose

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NOTE: STAR Fine Foods has been gracious to send me this balsamic vinegar for review and recipe development. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.