Grilled Asparagus Cobb Salad


6 large eggs
1/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 1/2 tbs white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
About 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
About 3/4 tsp freshly ground pepper, divided
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbs finely chopped chives
1 1/2 tbs finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 lbs. large asparagus, ends trimmed
2 bunches green onions, ends trimmed
1 1/3 lbs. small lettuces, such as Little Gem
5 1/2 oz thinly sliced prosciutto (keep cold)
2 avocados, sliced
6 oz sharp but creamy blue cheese, such as Point Reyes Original, crumbled


Hard-cook eggs, then cool, peel, and quarter. Meanwhile, whisk together 1/3 cup oil, the vinegar, mustard, 3/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, the garlic, chives, and parsley; set dressing aside.

Trim bases from lettuces and halve or quarter lettuces if large. Arrange in a bed on a large platter and set aside.

Put asparagus at one end of a large rimmed baking sheet and green onions at other end. Toss asparagus with 1 tbsp. oil and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Toss onions with remaining 1/2 tbsp. oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Set aside.

Heat a grill to medium-high (about 450F). Lay cold prosciutto slices on two sheets of parchment paper, separated; then stack on a rimmed baking sheet. Carefully flip prosciutto sheets meat down onto grill. Pull off paper with tongs. (For a charcoal grill, cook one batch at a time and move from center of fire if meat starts browning too fast.) Grill prosciutto covered, turning once, until mostly crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer to baking sheet; set aside.

Grill asparagus and green onions, covered, turning once, until charred and tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to baking sheet.

Arrange asparagus, green onions, prosciutto, avocados, eggs, and cheese over lettuce. Drizzle with some of reserved dressing and serve the rest on the side.

SERVES: 6 as a main dish

CREDITS: Sunset Magazine