Dijon Grilled Asparagus and Onions

Spring onions are grilled with asparagus spears for a smoky sweet flavor as well as a stunning presentation. Sliced shallots, white wine vinegar and Dijon mustard provide a savory contrast to season these delectable vegetables. This recipe comes to us from Kristina of Formerchef.com.

Serves 8

For the Dijon vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the grilled asparagus and onions:

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 pound spring onions*, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

*Spring onions are sweet onion bulbs attached to greens found in farmer’s markets and the produce section of grocery stores in Spring and Summer.


To make the Dijon vinaigrette:

Whisk the sliced shallot, vinegar, olive oil and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To complete the Dijon Grilled Asparagus & Onions:

Preheat a grill to medium-high.

Toss the trimmed asparagus and halved onions in a large bowl with the tablespoon of olive oil, taking care to ensure all ingredients are evenly coated.

Place the asparagus spears and spring onions onto the heated grill, taking care to place the green portion of the spring onions on a cooler part of the grill. Grill, rotating every 2 minutes or so for about 6 minutes, or until the asparagus are tender.

Plate the asparagus and onions on a large platter. Drizzle with the Dijon Vinaigrette, divide into 8 portions and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information

Dijon Grilled Asparagus and Onions

Servings per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories:  92.3

Calories from Fat:  63

Total Fat:  7g

Saturated Fat:  .9g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  31.5g

Potassium:  289.7mg

Carbohydrates:  6.7g

Dietary Fiber:  2.6g

Protein:  2.4g

Sugars:  2g

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