Grilled Asparagus with Raspberry Dijon Vinaigrette | DFM

Grilled Asparagus with Creamy Raspberry and Dijon Vinaigrette


15 min.


5-8 min.

Serving Size

4-6 servings

Asparagus is such a popular spring and summer side dish! Adding a creamy berry-based dressing is a perfect complement to the grilling of the asparagus.


  • 2 lb (1 kg) asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves pulled from stems
  • 2 cloves of garlic, quartered
  • 1 small shallot, quartered
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) raspberry vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) liquid honey
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) Dijon style mustard
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh raspberries


1. Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat (400°F/200°C). In a bowl, toss together asparagus, oil, salt and pepper.
2. In a blender, combine thyme, garlic, shallot, buttermilk, whipping cream, vinegar, honey, mustard, lemon juice, and zest. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Puree dressing into a smooth consistency. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. Place asparagus on greased grill; close lid and grill, turning halfway, until tender-crisp and lightly charred, about 5 to 8 minutes.
4. To serve, place asparagus on a serving dish; drizzle with the raspberry dressing and top with fresh raspberries.

If cooking in oven: Roast the asparagus in 400°F (200°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning halfway through.


Recipe created by Chef Richard Julien


  • Roll the lemon firmly with your hands to release the juice under the skin of the lemon. I
  • f you do not have a zester, use the parmesan grater portion of a box grater to remove the yellow zest from the lemon.
  • Peel the ends of the asparagus with vegetable peeler if the asparagus is thick and woody.
  • For easier grilling, place asparagus in a grill basket or rectangular grill topper.