Grilled Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts & Feta

I came up with this dish recently quite by accident and I loved it so much that I decided to share it with you as part of my series of asparagus dishes. But, there is a story behind this dish.

It was last Friday when I had gone shopping to pick up a few things, including asparagus to make ‘dinner for one’. You see everyone at my place had plans for dinner that night (or so I thought), so I decided rather than just have boring cheese toasties or scrambled eggs, I would cook myself something special – rack of lamb with red wine, rosemary and oregano, asparagus salad, golden roasted potatoes and Greek salad. I also had a lovely bottle of red wine in mind that would go well with the lamb.

It was about 5 o’clock when I started to prep the rack of lamb and my son Anthony came home. His normal routine on Friday’s is to go out for dinner with his lady, but when I asked him where they were going that night, he said “Chala is going out for dinner with work friends so I’m staying home”.  YES! – I thought – now it would be ‘dinner to two’. Just as well I had bought 2 racks of lamb – was it mother’s intuition? I wonder.

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It was a lovely warm night, so when dinner was ready we sat out on the balcony overlooking the treetops and watched the sunset while sharing a meal that I had lovingly prepared for my baby boy and I. It was another of those moments I will treasure.IMG_0072 2Now back to the asparagus dish. What I really love about this dish is the contrast of flavours – the nutty flavour of the toasted walnuts, the saltiness of the feta and the delicate earthiness of the asparagus – creates such an tasty combination that work so well together. It’s only takes a few minutes to make and is so simple that you must try it.IMG_0064So here’s the recipe for the ASPARAGUS WITH TOASTED WALNUTS AND FETA salad for you to try.  Also, look out for the rack of lamb with red wine, rosemary and oregano and the golden potatoes recipes that I will post soon.