Grilled Asparagus with Curried Yogurt Dressing

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs asparagus trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted cashews (optional)
Curried Yogurt Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions (green part only)
  • 1/2 cup Balkan-style plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Method

Curried Yogurt Dressing: In small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat; stir in onion and cook until dark golden, about 4 minutes.

Stir in garlic, ginger, curry powder, salt, pepper and cumin; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Remove from heat; stir in green onion. Let cool slightly. Stir in yogurt and lemon juice. Stir in mint. Set aside.

Toss together asparagus, oil, salt and pepper. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; grill, turning often, until tender and slightly charred, about 7 minutes. Transfer to serving platter. Top with dressing. Sprinkle with cashews (if using).

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 103 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 66.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Potassium 235 mg
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 55.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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