Grilled Asparagus & Onion with Balsamic & Blue Cheese

This tastes so good you won’t believe it is good for you!  The figs, sweet onion and blue cheese, OH-MY!
I always serve this with a steak or a chop, you definitely need something big & bold to accompany something so sweet & savory!
  • 1 pound of asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion, trimmed into 1/2″ slices
  • 8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2   teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup  blue cheese, crumbled (more if you like)
  • 6 Black Mission figs, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, toasted

Heat grill to medium heat.

Put asparagus and onion on rimmed baking sheet, lined with foil for easy clean up.  Drizzle oil over and season with salt and pepper.  Making sure they are thoroughly coated.

Place on grill, turn asparagus after 3-4 minutes, just until you have grill marks. continue cooking a minute or two and transfer back to baking sheet.  Onions will need to be flipped after 5 minutes, grill on other side an additional 5 minutes.

Transfer to baking sheet along asparagus.

In a small bowl whisk vinegar, thyme and remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil.

Toss asparagus, onions and half vinaigrette, salt and pepper together.  Place on serving platter and top with cheese, figs and pine nuts.  Add more vinaigrette to your taste.

You can reserve additional vinaigrette for salad.

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Categories: Salads, Side Dishes

Author:Amy Stafford

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10 Comments on “Grilled Asparagus & Onion with Balsamic & Blue Cheese”

  1. April 27, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Egads. Must. Try!

  2. April 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Drool. Love the photos too.
    I have all this in the fridge too. YAY!

    • April 28, 2012 at 7:37 am #

      I hope you love it!

  3. April 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Now that looks absolutely delicious. I wouldn’t have thought of adding figs with asparagus.

    • April 28, 2012 at 7:37 am #

      I know, they go so well with the blue cheese and balsamic vinegar!

  4. April 28, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    This looks amazing, I will be making it very soon!

    • April 28, 2012 at 7:28 am #

      It is sooooo good!

  5. atableinthesun
    May 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    This recipe was designed just for me! I adore balsamic, figs, asparagus, and any cheese. I’ll be making this very soon.

    • May 15, 2012 at 7:14 am #

      Me too! This dish is divine! Enjoy!!

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