February 14, 2011

Grilled Asparagus Salad

I had a wonderful pre-valentines day weekend. We went to the movies, out for dinner to a fabulous vegetarian restaurant Carmelita. I got my valentines present early - now my food pictures will be amazing.

Today I plan to make Brent a Valentines dinner. I am not sure what I am going to make, but it will definitely have to contain some sort of cheese. Unfortunately, I am lacking motivation and feeling a little bit down today. The job search is just not going as well as planned. I thought that the challenging part of moving to the US was going to be writing the exam - nope.

On a happier note - lets talk food. Last night I raided the fridge and threw a bunch of things together. Voila, grilled asparagus salad.

1 head red leaf lettuce
8 asparagus spears
1 tsp butter
1/2 pink lady apple
1/4 red onion, finely sliced
1/4 cup feta cheese
3 tbsp salted peanuts
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1. Grill the asparagus in a pan with the butter. Combine the lettuce, asparagus, apple, onion, cheese, and peanuts in a salad bowl. Shake the lime juice, lemon juice, olive oil, and oil in a container. Drizzle over salad just before serving. Salt and pepper to taste.

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