Nutty asparagus loves the char of the grill. Chef Katie Simmons shows you how to grill oil-free. Then use your grilled asparagus for a simple, easy Grilled Asparagus Salad with Kalamata Olives and Meyer Lemon Salad.
How to Grill Asparagus, Without Oil
Kalamata Olive Meyer Lemon Asparagus Salad
Why Olives and Not Olive Oil?
1 tbsp. olive oil = 120 calories
1 tbsp. olives = 10 calories
That means I get to eat 12 times MORE asparagus!
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More Oil-Free and Asparagus Love and Learning:
Is the Mediterranean Diet Healthy? Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa: https://www.pritikin.com/mediterranean-diet-healthy
Calorie Density, from spinach to vegetable oil: Common Sense Approach to Sound Nutrition by Jeff Novick: http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/5/20_A_Common_Sense_Approach_To_Sound_Nutrition.html
Does Size Matter? Thicker asparagus means the plant is older, but it doesn't have a huge impact on flavor. More on picking asparagus at Real Simple Food: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/food/fresh-pick-asparagus
About the Author:
Chef Katie Simmons
Katie is a Personal Chef based in Chicago. She specializes in creating delicious, healthy recipes for those with special dietary concerns like gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and low-residue. Outside of the kitchen, she is a Fitness Instructor for Equinox, with over 13 years experience in the fitness industry, and a blogger for Kuli Kuli Foods. For fun, she loves to travel, with her most recent travel involving 10 days of hiking in the Patagonia of Argentina and Chile.