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  • Grilled Asparagus Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

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    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 lb fresh asparagus
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp. grated orange rind
    • 1/3 c. fresh orange juice
    • 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 3/4 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp freshly-grnd black pepper
    • 1 1/2 lb mixed gourmet salad greens
    • 6 x bacon slices (optional), cooked and crumbled Orange rind strips for garnish

    Directions

    1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; place in a shallow dish.
    2. Whisk together grated rind and next 6 ingredients. Pour one-third of vinaigrette over asparagus; cover and refrigerate1 hour. Drain. Set aside remaining vinaigrette.
    3. Grill asparagus, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350 to 400 degrees) 8 to 10 min or possibly till crisp-tender; cold.
    4. Combine greens, remaining vinaigrette, and, if you like, bacon; place proportionately on 6 salad plates. Arrange asparagus over salad. Garnish, if you like.
    5. This recipe yields 6 servings.

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