Grilled Asparagus & Feta Salad

Grilled asparagus, tangy feta cheese, and a splash of lemon juice — grilled asparagus and feta salad is the perfect quick and easy early summer salad.

Grilled asparagus, tangy feta cheese, and a splash of lemon juice — grilled asparagus and feta salad is the perfect quick and easy early summer salad. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Even though it’s June, asparagus is still going strong around here. I’ve spotted it at our farmers market and in our CSA box.

Growing up, asparagus was probably my favorite vegetable.  I rarely make it anymore, though, since it’s one of the few vegetables my husband refuses to eat.  Sob!  I know… I know… but he’s willing to eat most other vegetables, so I let this one slide.

grilled asparagus feta salad

Instead, I get my asparagus fix when friends come over for dinner.  If you’ve been to my house during asparagus season, there’s a good chance I’ve had some on the grill.  Asparagus is good sauteed or roasted, but I find it really shines when I find it’s just a little charred over a hot grill.

How do you make grilled asparagus even better?  With this grilled asparagus and feta salad!  Toss with a little olive oil, salt, lemon juice, and feta for a great side dish or lunch.

Grilled asparagus, tangy feta cheese, and a splash of lemon juice — grilled asparagus and feta salad is the perfect quick and easy early summer salad. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

I know everyone thinks chicken thighs or steak when it comes to grilling, but in my mind: there’s nothing more summery than fresh veggies on the grill!

Grilled Asparagus and Feta Salad

Grilled asparagus, tangy feta cheese, and a splash of lemon juice — the perfect early summer salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

Directions:

  1. Toss the asparagus spears with the olive oil, salt, and pepper in a baking dish.
  2. Place asparagus on the grill perpendicular to the grates and grill over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, until browned but still crisp.
  3. Remove asparagus from the grill.  Cut into bite-sized pieces and return to the original baking dish, tossing with any remaining olive oil mixture.  Add the lemon juice and feta and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.  Serve at room temperature.

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Grilled asparagus, tangy feta cheese, and a splash of lemon juice — grilled asparagus and feta salad is the perfect quick and easy early summer salad. {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #grilling #salad #asparagus #sides