Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Feel free to substitute other veggies. If you don't have a grill, you can cook this on an indoor grill pan instead. Cooking time includes a 30 minute marinade. From VT May/June 2006

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, parsley, basil, and garlic.
  2. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Toss the sauce with the asparagus, mushrooms, and onion. Place in a shallow baking dish.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let the vegetables marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Coat the grill rack or grill pan with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  6. Place the spinach leaves in a large bowl and set aside.
  7. Drain the asparagus mixture, reserving the marinade.
  8. Grill the vegetables, turning occasionally, until they are tender and lightly charred (about 6-8 minutes).
  9. Transfer the grilled vegetables to a cutting board and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Cut the vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  10. Add the grilled vegetables to the spinach.
  11. Transfer the marinade to a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  12. Remove from heat and pour over the salad mixture. Use tongs to toss the salad and marinade.
  13. Test for seasoning, adding salt and pepper as desired.
  14. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

DH and I made this salad for lunch today and really enjoyed it. We grilled the vegetables on our stovetop grill pan since it is very cold here right now. I am looking forward to making it again in the summer when we can use the BBQ. Very refreshing--loved the tang of the balsamic. This was a great healthy way to start our New Year's resolutions. I will definitely make this salad again. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny January 02, 2009

A delicious summer salad that I made for lunch today! We ate this with peri-peri prawns and grilled corn on the cob for a super healthy meal, and outside on the terrace in the sunshine! I made one small sub, I used my own home-grown chard instead of spinach - same family and it worked very well. We both loved the sweet flavours of the balsamic vinegar - and of course I increased the garlic a bit, by 2 cloves! I was going to take a photo Annie - but then saw PanNan's beautiful photo which would be hard to beat - so I did not bother in the end! Made for ZWT 4 and Zingo for my team mate - merci! FT:-)

French Tart July 11, 2008

Lovely summer time salad. Well seasoned, and rather sweet from the balsamic. I enjoyed it a lot. The guys thought it was too sweet. Oh well, all the more for me! Made for ZWT4.

PanNan July 10, 2008