5 Asparagus Salad Recipes – Leite’s Culinaria

When the nice and cozy climate return, it brings lilting, slender stalks of asparagus. When you love the thought of asparagus salad and wish to know what to do with spring’s bounty, I’ve received you lined.

Four plates with variations on asparagus salad.

It’s early April, and spring has formally sprung. Properly, “detonate” is likely to be extra descriptive. As we speak it’s within the mid-90s, and I’m sweating like a glassblower’s arse. It’s so sizzling right here…(Go on, ask me: “How sizzling is it?)…it’s so sizzling right here even our new cat, Georgie, is sprawled out and really let me scratch his stomach.

An upside of this warmth is the extremely anticipated return of asparagus season. And what higher strategy to have fun than with contemporary and vibrant asparagus salads?

We’ve put collectively a set of recipes that may preserve you cool and delightfully sated. From zingy, fruity vinaigrettes to tacky toppings, these salads are the right strategy to benefit from the flavors of the season.

Even The One is getting in on the motion. Yesterday, he walked out of the market with three-count ’em, three–big bundles of asparagus. The person is armed and prepared.

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Asparagus and herb salad with chopped parsley, basil, tarragon, and mint and a broken soft boiled egg on a plate, fork and knife.

This asparagus and herb salad is the essence of spring. Chopped asparagus is tossed with parsley, basil, tarragon, and mint after which drizzled with a lemon dressing. A delicate boiled egg provides a welcome creaminess to the dish.


I used to be lucky to get very nice asparagus, very tender even with a large and woody base. The combination of basil, mint, tarragon, parsley, and chives was spot on—no explicit herb overpowered the others.

The method for peeling the eggs labored properly. Even after the eggs have been positioned in ice water, they nonetheless have been heat when positioned on the salad, a really good distinction.–Chuck

An asparagus and arugula salad topped with Parmesan on a teardrop-shaped plate.

This asparagus and arugula salad is simplicity itself. Heat blanched asparagus topped with contemporary arugula, shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, a garlic French dressing, and a squeeze of lemon juice.


Two plates of shaved asparagus and pecorino salad on a tablecloth.

This asparagus and pecorino salad is simplicity itself. Uncooked asparagus and pecorino-Romano cheese are thinly shaved right into a bowl. A French dressing made with lemon juice, lemon marmalade, and olive oil is drizzled on high. Twenty minutes tops.


Tried this recipe final night time with a brand new batch of meyer lemon marmalade for the dressing. Though I did wrestle a bit shaving the asparagus, I did take pleasure in it.–Audrey

A white oval platter filled with asparagus with raspberry-shallot vinaigrette, and pickled shallots scattered on top.

This asparagus with raspberry-shallot French dressing is a shocking facet dish made with tender blanched asparagus, and a tangy shallot-infused French dressing. It’s fast and simple and shocking as heck. Right here’s find out how to make it.


Asparagus FAQs

When is asparagus season?

Within the Northern Hemisphere, asparagus season begins in April and lasts till early June.

How do I choose the perfect asparagus?

Search for brightly coloured asparagus with agency, agency and closed suggestions. Keep away from asparagus that’s shriveled or has woody ends or slimy suggestions. (Did I actually need to let you know that?!)

Are you able to eat uncooked asparagus?

It’s fit for human consumption uncooked asparagus however could also be troublesome to digest. To keep away from items which can be robust or troublesome to chew, attempt shaving the asparagus into skinny ribbons earlier than including them to salads.

What’s the distinction between inexperienced and white asparagus?

White asparagus is grown below a canopy of grime or different natural materials, which prevents it from getting any daylight. The ensuing pale-colored vegetable, which is extra generally present in Europe, is sweeter than its inexperienced cousin.

What’s one of the best ways to retailer asparagus?

To maintain asparagus contemporary, trim the woody ends from the stalks. Then both wrap the asparagus in a moist paper towel and retailer in a plastic bag within the fridge, or stand it upright in a number of inches of water within the fridge, protecting the tops of the asparagus lined with plastic. Use inside 4 days of shopping for.

There are heaps o’methods to take pleasure in asparagus in a salad, however should you’re in search of one thing extra hearty, we may help you there, too. Attempt making a savory asparagus tart, asparagus frittata, twirling it into creamy pasta, or stuffing it into an asparagus grilled cheese sandwich. Let me know your favourite means to make use of it in a remark beneath.

☞ When you make this recipe, or any dish on LC, contemplate leaving a assessment, a star ranking, and your greatest picture within the feedback beneath. I really like listening to from you.–David

5 Asparagus Salad Recipes

A tangle of raw asparagus salad, pine nuts, and frisee on top of a green dressing.

If you come throughout completely tender asparagus on the market, it does not even want blanched. Simply shave it into ribbons, toss it with arugula, Parmesan, and a creamy herb dressing like on this ☞ RAW ASPARAGUS SALAD.

Prep 20 minutes

Complete 20 minutes

For the lemon herb yogurt

For the uncooked asparagus salad

Make the lemon herb yogurt

  • In a blender, mix yogurt, lemon juicelemon zest, thyme, parsley, and chives and blitz till clean. Season to style with salt and pepper.

Put together the uncooked asparagus salad

  • Utilizing a vegetable peeler, shave asparagus spears lengthwise into skinny ribbons. Place in a big bowl and add frisée, olive oil, and lemon juice. Toss to coat. Season to style with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the lemon herb yogurt onto a relaxing serving dish. Prime with asparagus-frisée combination, then sprinkle over the Parmesan, pine nuts, and chives.

Take a look at the complete recipe publish for our testers’ opinions, extra data, and recommendations on making this uncooked asparagus salad.

Serving: 1portionEnergy: 169kcal (8%)Carbohydrates: 9g (3%)Protein: 9g (18%)Fats: 12g (18%)Saturated Fats: 2g (13%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 3gMonounsaturated Fats: 7gTrans Fats: 0.003gLdl cholesterol: 6mg (2%)Sodium: 119mg (5%)Potassium: 413mg (12%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 4g (4%)Vitamin A: 1676IU (34%)Vitamin C: 22mg (27%)Calcium: 172mg (17%)Iron: 3mg (17%)

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