It is the time of the year for asparagus! This is a vegetable that I didn’t enjoy until recently, but then I started to grill them with a flattop grill, (or “plancha” in Spanish) and now I can’t get enough. This cooking appliance allows you to cook the ingredients over a very high temperature, evenly, quickly and without oil. That way the asparagus are slightly crunchy and have a very pleasant taste. They can be combined with pasta, salad, a cream sauce etc. I love the grilled asparagus salad with feta because it is fresh and fills you at the same time. Combined with a French dressing such as the honey and mustard vinaigrette, it is a perfect summer recipe.
I like it because:
- Feta is my favourite cheese in summer, it is very refreshing and can be included in any salad recipe, either the colourful beetroot and carrot salad with feta or the Big chicken salad.
- Asparagus is very healthy and ideal for losing weight, so that makes it perfect for summer.
- If you do not have a flattop grill at home, you can use a regular skillet over very high temperature, or grill the asparagus in the oven.
- Cook the hard-boiled eggs by placing them in cold water over medium heat, and count 7 minutes when the water starts to boil. Remove the shells immediately at the end.