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Grilled Asparagus Wrap

Grilled asparagus spears, sweet onions, and couscous salad are wrapped inside grilled flatbread.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 1999


  • 1/2 cup instant couscous
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or 1/4 cup mayonnaise mixed with 1/4 cup plain yogurt)
  • 1 pound medium asparagus
  • 1/2 Vidalia or Spanish onion, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Grilled Flatbread, or store-bought pita bread
  • 1 small head red oakleaf lettuce


  1. Heat grill or grill pan until hot. Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add couscous and pinch of salt; stir. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork.

  2. Combine lemon juice and zest, couscous, thyme, and mayonnaise in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  3. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus. In a large bowl, combine asparagus, onion, and oil; season with salt and pepper.

  4. Grill asparagus and onions until spears are slightly charred and rounds are soft and browned, about 10 minutes.

  5. Spread one-fourth of couscous over each piece of flatbread. Place 4 asparagus spears, tips extending, over couscous. Place one-fourth of onions on asparagus; top with one-fourth of the lettuce. Roll each sandwich tightly; seal with a wooden skewer. Serve.

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