Saturday, August 4, 2012

Grilled Asparagus and Nectarines with Balsamic Reduction

If you need a super easy and fancy grilled summer salad this is it! I made this salad in about 20 minutes and it was a huge crowd pleaser even my son ate it up. It only takes a few ingredients and would be great cooked on the outdoor or indoor grill.

2 cups balsamic vinegar
about 20 asparagus spears
2 ripe nectarines sliced
olive oil or cooking spray to keep produce from sticking to the grill

In a small sauce pan add balsamic vinegar. Bring vinegar to boil on medium high heat. Once boiling reduce to medium and let the vinegar continue to boil and reduce for about 15 minutes stirring ocacsionally. One there is a little more than 1/2 a cup of vinegar left turn off heat and let sit for about 2 minutes to help thicken.

Heat your grill to medium high heat and brush with olive oil or cooking spray. Place asparagus and sliced nectarines on the grill. Let nectarines cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side and asparagus for 5-7 minutes on each side. Once cooked place the grilled asparagus and nectarines on a plate and drizzle over balsamic reduction. Then it is ready to serve.

Yields 4 servings