Grilled Asparagus with Blueberry Buttermilk Dressing

Prep Time :
20 min
Bake Time :
Makes :
6 servings

Ingredients

2 lbs (908 g) fresh asparagus

1 1/2 tbsp (23 mL) Olive oil

Salt & pepper  Dressing:

1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish

1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard

2 tbsp (30 mL) SPLENDA® No Calorie  Sweetener, Granulated

1 cup (250 mL) buttermilk

3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil

1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh mint

Grilled Asparagus with Blueberry Buttermilk Dressing

1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh chives

Salt & pepper 
 

Directions

Bring a pot of water up to a boil and salt generously.

Trim asparagus and add to water.

Blanch, uncovered, until tender (check by tasting – time will vary depending on thickness of asparagus). Once tender, drain and shock in  a bowl with ice water to halt cooking.

Strain and chill until ready to serve.

 Dressing:

Grilled Asparagus with Blueberry Buttermilk Dressing

Pulse blend 1/2 cup (125 mL) blueberries with Dijon and SPLENDA® Granulated in a blender or using an immersion blender.

Pour into buttermilk and oil, blending until smooth.

Stir in mint and chives by hand and season to taste.

Chill until ready to serve.

 To serve:

Preheat grill to medium high.

Toss blanched asparagus in olive oil, salt & pepper and place on grill.

Grilled Asparagus with Blueberry Buttermilk Dressing

Turn once or twice until aparagus is warm and shows grill marks.

Remove from heat and spoon dressing over.

Garnish with a sprinkling of fresh blueberries and serve.