This Shaved Asparagus Salad does not have all the colors of a normal salad but it really packs in the sweetness of the apples and the nutty taste of the parmesan cheese. The arugula lettuce is a nice addition and makes the green bowl of goodness just wanting to be eaten. Don’t forget the tangy dressing that is sure to leave you wanting more!
A Shaved Asparagus Salad With Apples, Fennel & Parmesan Cheese
How fun is this shaved asparagus salad?! I don’t know about you but usually I like my salads super colourful so when I looked at this recipe I was rather doubtful. Then I started thinking about the individual flavours of each ingredient and got very excited. And then I discovered that this salad is AWESOME! It’s one of the best I’ve had – seriously!
The piquant flavor of the fennel leads the way in the initial taste followed by the peppery, mustardy arugula. Then you have the sharp, refreshing bite of the granny smith apple along with the gritty, fruity and nutty taste of parmesan. WHAT? All of that in one bite? WAIT! There’s more. The dressing takes it to a whole new level after that!
All of that in a little bowl of greens, you say? I speak the truth. You must try this and enjoy the surprise as much as I did. Your summer guests will gush about this and think you’re a genius! And it’s so pretty, don’t you think? (Don’t forget to sprinkle some chives on top. I forgot when I was shooting it because I was so busy doing the happy dance about the flavours, ha!)
This recipe is from Collins Cuisine. I was so delighted to discover that Jonathan created all the recipes for The Asparagus Farmers of Ontario website. He is a renowned Canadian chef and appears on many of my favorite shows. I can’t wait to try more of his creations!
Shaved Asparagus Salad
- 1 pound asparagus about 20 large spears
- 1/2 fennel bulb fennel bulb fronds reserved
- 1 cup Sorrel Leaves loosely measured (if you can’t find sorrel, use chicory or any other favorite green)
- 1 cup arugula leaves loosely measured
- 1/2 granny smith apple
- 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese freshly shaved
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice about 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 chives finely diced
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners, A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.
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