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

Ingredients:

    0.45 kg 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

Directions:

    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.

Variations:

    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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