Salads and Vegetables: Vegetable Dishes: Asparagus with Fresh Grape Relish

Try this steamed or grilled asparagus topped with a fresh grape relish.

Author: California Table Grape Commission
Date: May 17, 2005

Suggestions: Serve with broiled fish or chicken breast.

Serves: 4 person(s)

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins


    1 lb medium fresh asparagus
    1 cup water
    1/8 tsp salt
    2 tsp olive oil
    2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 cup each coarsely chopped red and green seedless California grapes
    1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
    1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper


    Remove thick, woody part of asparagus spears. Bring water and salt to boil. Add asparagus and cook about 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender and still bright green.

    While asparagus is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté onion and garlic. Add grapes, vinegar, mustard and pepper; heat thoroughly.

    Spoon half of grape mixture onto serving platter, top with cooked asparagus and spoon remaining grape mixture over asparagus.


    The fresh grape relish also works well with grilled asparagus.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:123 cals
Kilojoules:461 kJ
Fat:3.0 g
Carbohydrates:20.8 g
Protein:3.3 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:108 mg
Saturated Fat:0.7 g
Fiber:3.3 g
Calcium:47.0 mg
Total Sugars:13.6 g

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