Tag: asparagus

Umami Lovers Salad

Ingredients: 4 oz smoked salmon, cut into bite-sized pieces 8 oz watercress 2 roasted beets, sliced 2 6 1/2 minute eggs, halved 3/4 lb thin asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 pint mixed cherry tomatoes, halved 2 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into coins dressing: 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons […]

Deviled Egg Smashed Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 lb whole baby Yukon gold potatoes 1 cup small diced thin asparagus 1/2 red onion, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup coarsely chopped hamburger dill pickles 2 tablespoons Dijon 1/2-1 teaspoons hot paprika (plus more for garnish) 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon apple […]

Spaghetti with Sardines, Asparagus and Capers

Ingredients: 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 onion, sliced into half moons 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 2-3 tablespoons nonpareil capers 2 4.4-oz canned sardines in oil, drained juice and zest of one lemon 3/4 lb spaghetti 2/3 (loose) cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley Parmesan for […]

Dilled Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad with Gorgonzola

Ingredients: 3/4 cup (dry) orzo 1 zucchini, cubed 1 Spanish black radish, cubed 6 oz crimini mushrooms, quartered 1/4 lb asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces olive oil a sprinkle of jalapeno garlic seasoning (I use this but you can sub in ground jalapenos and granulated garlic) freshly ground black pepper […]

Smashed Potato Salad with Asparagus

Ingredients: 2 lb whole baby Yukon gold potatoes 1 cup small dice thin asparagus 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup diced red onion 3 tablespoons dill relish 1 tablespoon dry mustard (mustard powder) 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped green onion Direction: Bring a […]

Ham & Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cubed ham 1/2 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 12 oz small pasta, cooked and cooled 1 cup fresh or frozen peas* 1/2 red onion, diced 1 baby cucumber, diced 1 (loose) cup baby arugula dressing: 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4-1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 cup mayonnaise […]

Yakitori-Inspired Spicy Asparagus and Bacon

Ingredients: 5 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 1/4 lb thin asparagus, cut into 3-inch pieces 1 teaspoon ichimi togarashi (coarsely ground dried Japanese chili)* Directions: Fry the bacon pieces until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of […]

Mortadella-Wrapped Asparagus Dandelion Greens Salad

Ingredients: for the salad: 1/4 lb thinly sliced mortadella 1 lb asparagus 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 bunch red radishes, sliced 1 cucumber, sliced 1 large bunch dandelion greens, chopped 1/4-1/3 cup shaved parmesan or asiago (or a mix) for the dressing: 1/4 cup white wine or cognac vinegar 2-3 […]

Salade Niçoise Inspired Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 5-oz cans albacore tuna, drained 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 2 tablespoons capote capers 1 lb asparagus, steamed and cut into 2 inch pieces 4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 1/2 small red onion, diced 10 oz cooked pasta (I used cellentani aka cavatappi) 2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]