Warm Asparagus And Grapefruit Salad

Serves 4 as a side dish

Level of difficulty: easy


16 asparagus spears
16 pink grapefruit sections
3 tbsp sesame oil
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp honey
Salt & pepper to taste


To prepare the Ginger Vinaigrette, combine the sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, cilantro, lime juice, ginger, garlic, honey and salt & pepper to taste in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add salt and asparagus. Cook about 3 minutes, then shock in ice water to stop cooking process.

In a bowl, add the asparagus spears, grapefruit sections and ginger vinaigrette. Toss lightly.

The DesBarres Manor Inn Chef recommends this as a side with his Blue Cheese Crusted Beef Tenderloin.

This recipe was created by Shaun Zwarun, Executive Chef at DesBarres Manor Inn, an 1837 luxury historic inn in the seacoast village of Guysborough, Nova Scotia. Call 902-533-2099.

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