Thursday, March 22, 2012

grilled asparagus with lemon zest

This is too simple to be considered a "recipe", 
but here goes nothin'. 
This is a very easy way to add a fresh, 
new spin to asparagus. 

All you need:
asparagus (1 bunch)
olive oil (1-2 Tbs)
lemon zest (of about 1/2 a lemon)
fresh herbs

All you do: 
-trim asparagus (break off the ends. asparagus make a 
natural break with the last few tough inches of the stalk)
-heat grill (I used an indoor grill pan)
-toss asparagus on grill and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and lemon zest 
-grill until tender, but crisp, rotating as necessary
-serve with chopped fresh herbs sprinkled on top (mint or basil)

Simple, healthy side to compliment almost anything this Spring.

Oh yes, happy Spring!! My favorite :)