Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Ricotta
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Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Ricotta

Prep: 15 minutes
Grill: 6 minutes • Serves: 8

2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice plus additional for garnish (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice plus additional for garnish (optional)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon orange zest
3 bunches asparagus, trimmed
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Preheat outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In medium bowl, stir cheese, lemon juice, orange juice, lemon zest and orange zest. Makes about 2 cups.

2. In large bowl, toss asparagus, oil, salt and pepper. Place asparagus on hot grill rack; cover and cook 6 minutes or until tender-crisp, turning once. Makes about 6 cups.

3. Serve asparagus topped with cheese mixture, garnished with lemon and orange zest, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (6 asparagus spears, 1/4 cup cheese mixture):
175 Calories, 13g Fat (6g Saturated), 32mg Cholesterol,
294mg Sodium, 6g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 9g Protein