LeaderBrand Barbecued Asparagus Spears Served with Chilli Vinaigrette


See if you can get the kids to try asparagus by serving up this recipe, who knows they may love it!

Serves 4


  • ½ cup farro, washed
  • 200g LeaderBrand Asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • To garnish, microgreens or fresh herbs

Chilli & Chive Vinaigrette:

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and minced
  • 1 bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Trim the woody ends from the LeaderBrand Asparagus. Toss in olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Allow to marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Bring a pot of water to the boil and add farro. Cook for 20 minutes until tender. Drain and allow to cool.
  3. To make the dressing, in a small bowl or glass jar whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and red chilli. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil until emulsified. Set aside.
  4. Heat a grill or barbecue plate until hot. Place the LeaderBrand Asparagus spears on the hot plate and cook turning regularly for 6-8 minutes. The asparagus should be tender, but not so overcooked that it turns floppy and starts to break.
  5. Mix half of the chilli vinaigrette through the cooled farro. Spread on a serving platter and top with barbecued asparagus spears and garnish with a few microgreens. Drizzle over the remaining chilli vinaigrette to serve.
  6. Can be served warm or cold.
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