|chargrilled asparagus with tomato, mint, chilli and lemon dressing|
Asparagus and lemon are a beautiful combination. I love to eat chargrilled asparagus with a bright and zesty dressing; it tastes of an English summer on the horizon; so close you can almost taste it.
Skill level: Easy
1 kg asparagus
1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
½ tsp Aleppo pepper or dried chilli flakes
½ tsp dried mint
3 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
5 cherry tomatoes, very finely chopped (I used a mixture of red and yellow cherry tomatoes)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Snap the woody ends off the asparagus.
- Heat a heavy-based frying or griddle pan. Cook the asparagus for about 10 minutes, turning them a couple of times so that they are evenly charred.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients. Season to taste.
- Serve the asparagus with the dressing.