Prepare Spicy Herbed Pesto:
Combine tomatillo, parsley, basil, cilantro, garlic, water, TABASCO® sauce, lime juice and cumin in blender. Blend until mixed. Add Parmesan cheese and pecans; blend until smooth. Remove to bowl; season with salt to taste. Cover and set aside. Makes 2 cups.
Prepare Grilled Asparagus Salad:
Preheat grill or broiler. Rinse and trim asparagus. Place in large, shallow bowl; carefully toss with 1 cup Spicy Herbed Pesto; mix well. Season to taste with salt.
Grill or broil asparagus one half at a time until lightly charred, turning frequently. Repeat with remaining asparagus.
Combine basil, parsley and cilantro in medium bowl; toss with 1/2 cup Spicy Herbed Pesto.
Serve asparagus with herbs, pecans, Parmesan and Spicy Herbed Pesto.
Makes 6 servings.
Created By Tim Byres, Chef and Owner of SMOKE Restaurant in Dallas, TX