Gray's Journal

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chef Rollins' Asparagus Salad, Perfect for Warm Weather!

This is the perfect, light salad for any hot, summer day. Fresh asparagus combined with goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard will have you craving this salad.

Asparagus Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves 6

Prep Time 25 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes


  ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon minced shallot

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

¾ tablespoons salt

 ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

¼ cup salad oil

2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and blanch until just tender, cooled completely

 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a large bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper. 

While continuing to whisk, add the salad oil in a very thin stream, whisking constantly.

Place blanch asparagus on platter and drizzle dressing over the top. Finish with crumbled 

goat cheese and garnish with chopped parsley. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Serve immediately.

Chef’s Tip: add chopped crispy bacon


Chef Greg Rollins

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