Grilled asparagus salad with lemon croutons

Tender, smoky and sweet chargrilled asparagus salad topped with zesty lemon croutons.

Less than 1 hour

Serves 2


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  •  2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed 
  • 3 slices crusty bread, torn into small chunks
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • Lemon pepper (optional)



  • Juice (60ml) of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil + extra for drizzling 
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 1 tsp (5ml) wholegrain mustard 
  • A few sprigs chopped fennel and parsley
  • 2 packets (200g each) asparagus, woody ends removed and discarded



  1. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry garlic.
  2. Add bread chunks and toast until golden.
  3. Add lemon zest and a pinch of lemon pepper, if using. Remove and set aside.
  4. For dressing, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, wholegrain mustard and herbs.
  5. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat or make a fire.
  6. Drizzle asparagus with olive oil and season.
  7. Grill asparagus in a griddle pan or over coals until slightly charred and tender but still firm.
  8. Serve asparagus topped with croutons and drizzled with dressing.


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