You guys, guess what… it’s officially asparagus season! This excites me way more than it probably should, but I always forget how marvelous fresh and in season asparagus truly is. So I’ll be highlighting these lovely green spears in a couple of recipes over the next couple weeks. The task of which recipes to share has proven to be really difficult for me because asparagus is so versatile and I had so many ideas! I fell in love with this idea for a salad and it couldn’t have turned out any more delectable, here is my, fresh Shaved Asparagus & Roasted Tomato Salad!
You’re probably saying, um Andrea, you do realize asparagus is typically in the groceries stores all year round, don’t you? I realize that! I don’t know about you, but I walk right past them when i see that $5.99/lb price tag on limp, leaning and pathetic looking spears, so when I saw $3.00 per gorgeous bunch at the market, I bought 3 bundles (I know, slightly excessive). Asparagus is typically harvested from February – June, so keep an eye out at your market for those green, crisp spears with beautiful purple ends! You buy and I’ll provide you with a recipe, deal?
So, here is my asparagus recipe for the week I’d love for you to try! I wanted to highlight how delicious asparagus can be in its raw state and got carried away with my peeler to create a masterpiece of a salad I’d say! My Shaved Asparagus & Roasted Tomato Salad, is authentic, simple and true to the freshness of the crisp asparagus. First of all, I was way too entertained while shaving away at those spears creating asparagus ribbons, I’m sure I had a massive grin on my face the entire time! There is nothing more perfect than sweet and bursting roasted tomatoes to pair with those crisp ribbons and soft buttery lettuce, mmm. Then I thought, why not throw on (actually, be gentle!) a perfectly poached soft egg and let that golden yolk ooze into the layers of the salad. I closed off this masterpiece with large flakes of savory Parmesan and my easy Creamy Honey Mustard dressing. Divine!
Have an amazing week of warm weather and asparagus buying! XOXO