Grilled Asparagus Chicory and Walnut Salad

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $2.11
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1 bunchAsparagus, bottom inch trimmed off
2 cupsChicory Greens (Radicchio, Endive, and/or Escarole), roughly torn
1/4 cupWalnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
1/2 cupHerbs (Mint or Parsley etc.), roughly chopped
1/2 cupParmesan, grated
2 tbspRed Wine or Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbspOlive oil
1 tspHoney (optional)
To TasteSea Salt and Black Pepper


  1. To make the dressing, whisk vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper until well combined. Stir in the parmesan. Set aside.
  2. Grill or roast asparagus until tender but not too soft, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add asparagus to a large bowl with chicory greens, herbs and walnuts.
  4. Add a little dressing at a time to coat.
  5. Serve with a little more parmesan on top if you like.


·         A growing body of research suggests that what’s happening in your gut may also have an impact on your brain and affect your mood.


·         The gut is home to a 100 trillion microorganisms. This is known as your gut microbiome. Everyone’s is different and is affected by age, genetics, environment and diet. 


·         Probiotics are good bacteria that live in the gut. They help improve digestion, form vitamins, activate healthy-promoting compounds and prevent infection. The most common sources are: yogurt, kefir products and some aged cheeses that contain "live and active cultures". 


·         Prebiotics act as the food for probiotics (good bacteria in the gut). Examples include: asparagus, tomatoes, leeks, garlic, bananas, brown rice, wild rice, buckwheat, and soybeans. 


·         If your immune system is weakened, probiotics may be harmful so focus on foods with prebiotics instead. Make sure to speak with your doctor.