Get Creative with Gourmet Grilling

The BBQ isn’t just for classics.

Ketchup and mustard can take a backseat because today is all about getting creative with gourmet grilling! The grill is the perfect place to experiment with gourmet ingredients and modern cooking methods.

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To celebrate the foodie in you and me, check out this delicious and healthy recipe packed with flavour!

Weber's Time To Grill Cookbook Asparagus and Tomato Salad With Feta
Weber’s Time To Grill Cookbook Asparagus and Tomato Salad With Feta

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

Serves: 4 – 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Grilling time: 6 – 8 minutes
Special equipment: Perforated Grill Pan


1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
? teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1½ pounds asparagus
1 pint cherry tomatoes
3 slices country-style white bread, about 3 ounces total, cut into ½-inch cubes (you should have about 2 cups)
½ cup crumbled feta cheese tablespoons chopped fresh chives


1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F) and preheat the grill pan.

2. In a small bowl whisk the mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Slowly drizzle and whisk in the oil until it is emulsified.

3. Remove and discard the tough bottom of each asparagus spear by grasping at each end and bending it gently until it snaps at its natural point of tenderness, usually about two-thirds of the way down the spear.

4. Spread the asparagus on a large plate. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and turn the spears until they are evenly coated. In a medium bowl toss the tomatoes and bread cubes with 2 tablespoons of
the vinaigrette.

5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Spread the tomatoes and bread cubes in a single layer on the grill pan and lay the asparagus on the cooking grate. Grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the asparagus is tender, the tomatoes begin to soften, and the bread cubes are toasted, turning often. The asparagus will take 6 to 8 minutes and the tomatoes and bread cubes will take 2 to 4 minutes.

6. Arrange the asparagus on a platter and top with the tomatoes, croutons, feta, and chives. Serve with the remaining vinaigrette.


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©2011 Weber-Stephen Products LLC. Recipe from Weber’s Time To Grill™ by Jamie Purviance. Used with permission