Fresh spring veggies are even more flavorful when charred with a cool, creamy dressing.
  • Makes: 4 servings; 1 ½ cups dressing
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes (includes letting dressing set)
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 1 bunch scallions, greens and whites separated
  • 5 radishes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Hushpuppy Croutons, if desired

Creamy Scallion Dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup scallions, minced, green part only
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated on a microplane
  • 20 turns black pepper
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
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Instructions

  1. For the dressing: Whisk everything together in a medium bowl and let it marry for at least 30 minutes before serving. Dressing will keep up to 1 week sealed in the refrigerator.
  2. For the vegetables: Heat a 10- or 12-inch cast iron skillet over high heat.
  3. Toss the scallions, asparagus and radishes with oil, and position them in a single layer in the skillet. Char the asparagus and radishes hard on one side, and take them out of the pan. Continue charring the scallions so that they’re browned on two sides.
  4. Toss all the vegetables with salt and lemon juice, and let them cool in a single layer, ideally on a rack, before serving.

Serve the vegetables with the dressing drizzled on top. Finish this recipe with as many Hushpuppy Croutons as you’d like.

Tips & Notes

Not crowding your vegetables while they cool will prevent them from further steaming one another.

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