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Asparagus and Radicchio Salad with
Creamy Cheddar Vinaigrette

Serves: 4 to 6 | Prep Time: 20 minutes

  • 20-24 Large Asparagus Spears, white parts trimmed off
  • 2 hds Radicchio
  • ⅔ C XVOO
  • ⅓ C Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 ½ t Kosher Salt
  • 1 t Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 C Adams Reserve Cheddar, Grated and Packed
  • 1 ea Large Shallot, sliced thin
  • 1 T Dijon Mustard
  • 2 t Honey
  • ¼ C Water

In a mixing bowl, combine 1T each of the vinegar and XVOO with 1t of salt and ½t of pepper. Toss the asparagus, radicchio and shallots with mixture. Remove asparagus and place on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Broil on high until the asparagus begins to char.

Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Refrigerate (can keep approx. 2 weeks in the refrigerator). When the asparagus are finished cooking, slice to 2-3″ portions and combine with radicchio and shallots. Drizzle with vinaigrette and top with Adams Reserve Cheddar “crispies” (recipe available on website). Serve immediately.