Grilled Asparagus With Red Bell Peppers Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Original title: Espárragos a la parrilla bañados en salsa Uruguayan recipe posted by Annita Zen Found in Instruction for roasted peppers by Rita--Roasted Bell Peppers Grilled Posted for ZWT7

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grill peppers over high heat turning as it browns about 20 minutes, or until the skins darken and blister. Remove the peppers from the grill, and place them in a paper bag. Close the bag by folding over twice. Set the peppers aside to cool. The steaming helps to loosen the skin.
  2. Take the peppers from the bag and remove the skins, stems, and seeds. If necessary, rinse the peppers to make peeling easier.
  3. Cut your roasted peppers in pieces and blend them with the other ingredients for the sauce with the food processor.
  4. Place salsa in a bowl.
  5. Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
  6. Arrange 4-8 asparagus spears on a flat surface. Thread 2 (5 cm, 2-inch) skewers horizontally through spears 2-3 cm (1 inch) from each end to form a raft. Repeat procedure with remaining asparagus spears. Amount of skewers and asparagus depends on their size.
  7. Prepare the other raft until all asparagus are fixed.
  8. Brush asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Grill them for about 5 minutes and turn them on the other side for other 5-6 minutes (don’t burn them).
  10. Serve hot with salsa.
  11. Tip: Prepare salsa with yellow and red peppers in saparate portions. Pop your table!
Most Helpful

The sauce to this recipe is very yummy. I could eat it with a spoon, in fact, I did! As I love asparagus, I loved this dish. I didn't grill it as the recipe suggested (too cold outside), instead I roasted it in the oven for about 15 - 20 minutes until done. Will definitely make it again. Thank you awalde for a keeper of a side dish!

ForeverMama March 20, 2014

Excellent! I didn't make any grilled asparagus, but I know the red bell pepper sauce would be great with it. Instead, I just made the sauce and used it on some broiled ono (white fish). I charred the peppers over the flame on my gas stove because I wasn't grilling anything. The sauce is beautiful and delicious! Leftovers will be used as salad dressing.

JeanSgt July 09, 2013

I didn't bother with the skewers-just cooked the asparagus directly on a griddle pan. No way you could ever use half a cup of oil on the asparagus, I brushed a couple of teaspoons over. I made 2/3 of the salsa and only used a small portion of it but plan to use the rest over grilled chicken breasts. The salsa is yummy and the ginger/lemon goes so well with the charred sweetness of the asparagus.

JustJanS September 28, 2012