POPSUGAR Food

A New Way to Eat Asparagus

Apr 4 2011 - 5:07am
If you love grilled, roasted, or sautéed asparagus, why not try Spring's most beloved vegetable a new way? I'm talking about eating it raw. Although it may seem crazy at first, raw asparagus is actually quite delicious — especially when you shave it into paper-thin slices and toss it in a salad with peppery arugula and nutty manchego cheese. This salad is my new favorite! It's light and wonderful on its own, but pairs with everything from roasted fish [1] to eggplant parmesan [2]. Interested in the uncomplicated recipe? Read more.

Raw Asparagus Salad

Raw Asparagus Salad

Raw Asparagus Salad Recipe 2011-03-09 14:59:46

Ingredients

1 bunch of thick asparagus, tough ends trimmed
4 cups arugula
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 ounces manchego cheese, shaved

Directions

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus into long, thin strips and transfer to a large bowl. Add the arugula and parsley. Gently toss to combine.
  2. In a small jar, combine the lemon juice with the olive oil, mustard, salt, and pepper; shake to emulsify. Add to the bowl with the asparagus and toss to combine.
  3. Add the shaved cheese and very gently toss. Enjoy immediately.

Serves 4-6.


Source URL
http://www.yumsugar.com/Raw-Asparagus-Salad-Recipe-15384512