A light and flavorful grilled asparagus salad with white beans and a lemony Dijon vinaigrette. Grilled the asparagus while you are grilling your favorite protein, then toss this salad together in 5 minutes. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.
Preheat the grill to high, or about 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the trimmed asparagus on the grill across the grill grates, so it does not fall through. Grill for 7-8 minutes, then use tongs to nudge the asparagus to flip it onto the other side. Continue to grill for another 5-8 minutes, or until the asparagus is cooked to your liking. Set aside to cool.
Once the asparagus is cooled, chop it into 1-2 inch pieces (or serve it whole with the dressing below).
Prepare the dressing and salad:
In a small jar, combine the minced garlic through the black pepper. Close with a lid and shake or stir well to combine. Adjust the flavor with more salt or lemon juice, if desired.
In a large bowl, combine the drained Great Northern Beans, sliced red onion, chopped asparagus, and shaved Parmesan. Add 2-3 tablespoons of dressing and mix well. Serve with grilled sausage or your favorite grilled protein.
Tip: I love grilling sausages with the asparagus because it takes about the same amount of time to cook as asparagus - about 7-8 minutes per side. Always check your meat for doneness before taking it off the grill!!Prefer grilled chicken? Try this grilled chicken marinade!