It's just one of those salads that was created on a gorgeous summer evening with a bunch of stuff I had in the fridge. Grilled asparagus is tossed with spinach and Parmesan cheese. My husband and I love it!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a grill for low heat. Combine the lemon juice and olive oil on a plate. Place asparagus on the plate, and roll around to coat.

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  • Grill asparagus for about 5 minutes, turning at least once, and brushing with the olive oil mixture. Remove from the grill, and place back onto the plate with the oil.

  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, Parmesan cheese, and slivered almonds. Cut asparagus into bite-size pieces, and add to the salad along with the lemon juice and oil from the plate. Toss to blend, then serve.

Nutrition Facts

109.7 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 1.5mg 1% DV; sodium 50.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2006
I changed alot in this recipe and it turned out sooooo good. I steamed the asparagus used spring greens salad mix and parmesean seasoned almond slices also I added some tomatoes salt and pepper. OMG it was delicous. I thought only having lemon juice and olive oil as a dressing would be bland but not at all. Thank You I will defintely be making this again:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2010
Not enough flavor for my husband and son. I liked it though with the addition of adding salt. leftovers do not get soggy Read More
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  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2006
I changed alot in this recipe and it turned out sooooo good. I steamed the asparagus used spring greens salad mix and parmesean seasoned almond slices also I added some tomatoes salt and pepper. OMG it was delicous. I thought only having lemon juice and olive oil as a dressing would be bland but not at all. Thank You I will defintely be making this again:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2006
My daughter and I made this tonight. We added some cooked penne pasta and garlic to it and it was to die for! I am not a big fan of asparagus but my hubby is so I gave this a shot and the flavors complimented each other so well. This is very elegant too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2005
I'm happy to be the first to review this recipe "Cookin' Mom"! This salad was lovely to say the least. Simple yet certainly elegant enough for guests. I added some garlic powder to the mix and used more parm. The warmth from the asparagus just barely wilted the spinach to perfection. Thanks so much again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2008
I used just a touch less oil and added grilled chicken to make it a meal. Toasted the almonds in a saucepan...amazing! I loved this dish:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2007
Really good. I couldn't be bothered to fire up the grill just for asparagus so I did them in a skillet on the stove. Eyeballed the Parm and added a few cherry tomatoes that needed using up. Lovely combination of flavors. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2005
Very simple to prepare. I used arugula but will make it with the baby spinach next time. Nice presentation but would've liked to have had another color in the dish. Used toasted almond slices from Trader Joe's as a timesaver. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2010
I've made this twice now although I must admit that I didn't measure the ingredients. This is a flexible recipe in which you can easily play around with the amounts of ingredients. I grill about a pound of thin asparagus spears then chop them and throw them on some spinach or a lettuce & spinach mix to make two main-course salads. I find that it's easier to coat the asparagus with the oil & lemon juice if I put roll it around in a rectangular cake pan. I also tried adding some powdered garlic the second time and enjoyed the taste. Thanks for sharing Heather! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
I took this recipe to a party and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved the combination of the warm asparagus and the cold veggies. Thanks Heather! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2010
Quick and simple to make but also tastes very simple. It's a good complementary side dish but not particularly astounding. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2010
Not enough flavor for my husband and son. I liked it though with the addition of adding salt. leftovers do not get soggy Read More
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