Recipes, Spring, This Week

Raw Asparagus Salad

I love local spring asparagus! There is really nothing like it. Gabriel and I had a similar dish recently and I had to recreate my own version. It’s super easy, and will be stunning on your dinner table.

Only attempt this recipe with fresh & local spring asparagus, please.

What you need: 

  • Half a Bunch of Asparagus
  • 1 Watermelon Radish
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Vinegar, or Juice
  • 4 tablespoons Oil, Olive or Sunflower
  • Salt & Pepper
  • About 2-3 cups of greens, use what you have

Wash and snap the tough bottoms off of each asparagus spear. Then with a sharp knife , slice the spears on the bias lengthwise (on the diagonal). As thin as you can get them. Also, slice the watermelon radish thinly into matchsticks (french fries). 

Whisk together the lemon, oil, and seasoning. Pour half of the dressing over the asparagus. Then toss your greens with the rest of the dressing and place the asparagus on top of the greens. Or serve them without the greens, too!