I love spring. And it’s not just the weather, although this year it was all about the weather! Spring is about the food too. Can you get the better season than spring? Fava beans, asparagus, ramps, strawberries, rhubarb, chives, artichokes…want me to continue? Going to a farmers market for me is always a treat and in spring it’s a special treat. I’m buying everything and just pretend that I have 15 people living with me. And when my husband asks me “who’s gonna eat all of this?” I’m just trying to convince him that some veggies have a short season (a way too short if you ask me!). Cause now is the time to eat spring onion, radishes and ramps even if you can get them in the middle of winter!
One of my favorites is asparagus. Back home I could find different types of asparagus and I love them all, especially the wild asparagus, here I settle with green asparagus. Asparagus is always inspiring! Blanched, sautéed, baked or raw, asparagus just taste delicious and you should eat it on a daily bases, cause in couple of months you’ll be sorry they’re gone.
Today I wanted to show you how delicious asparagus is even when you have it raw! This salad is spring in it’s own best! Fresh, seasonal, delicate, full of taste, textures and colors!
Strawberry and Asparagus Salad
2 handful watercress
4 asparagus, thinly shaved
8 strawberries, cut in quarters
2 tbsp feta cheese
1 small handful fresh mint leaves
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Use a vegetable peeler to thinly slice the asparagus lengthwise into strips. If you have trouble peeling the final part of an asparagus, put it on the flat wooden spatula. This will raise it enough to allow the peeler to move freely.
Place the watercress on your plate, put the shaved asparagus and strawberries on it. Toss the crumbled feta and mint leaves on top.
Make the dressing from olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper and pour over your salad.
At the end ground an extra pepper over your salad cause peppered strawberries taste really good!
It’s that easy!
Enjoy the spring!
WEAR. EAT. LOVE. by Adriana
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