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Grilled Asparagus with Blueberry Buttermilk Dressing

Prep Time :
20 min
Bake Time :
Makes :
6 servings
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This recipe is:

2 lbs (908 g) fresh asparagus

1 1/2 tbsp (23 mL) Olive oil

Salt & pepper


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

1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh chives

Salt & pepper


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.


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.

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.


Nutrition Information

Amount per Serving
Nutrient data based on a recipe made with 1% buttermilk and without the extra blueberries for garnish.

Serving Size: 1/6 recipe

Total Calories: 150

Calories from Fat: 100

Total Fat: 11 g

Saturated Fat: 1.5 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 220 mg

Total Carbohydrates: 11 g

Fibre: 4 g

Sugars: 6 g

Protein: 5 g


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