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Grilled Asparagus Wrap

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

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 1999

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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  • harleywoof21059
    29 FEB, 2016
    I've been making this recipe since it first appeared on Martha's show back in 1999 and it's FANTASTIC. It's especially tasty if you make the wraps from scratch. (Easy & well worth the extra effort.) The grilling of asparagus and onions is key as it only enhances the flavor. These are NOT supposed to be roll-ups, especially if using store bought pitas, as they are way too thick. If you do use pita pockets... stuff them instead. Go heavy on the veggies. Highly recommend... definite keeper!!!
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  • mmsrjs
    6 AUG, 2008
    OH DEAR! A PITA IS NOT MADE TO ROLL UP.... GO TO THE TOP OF PAGE TO THE "ALSO TRY" AND LOOK FOR THE CHICKEN SALAD PITAS, THE PICTURE SHOWS US HOW TO FILL A SANDWICH. GOOD LUCK. GRANNY S.
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  • espacemichelle
    21 MAY, 2008
    I used pita bread for this and it wasn't really the optimal choice...the sandwich didn't really roll up well and it was difficult to eat. It was quite tasty all the same and the couscous was complimented in particular. Might try tortillas next time to see how that works out for us. I'll def fix this again.
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