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Spring Asparagus Salad

Spring Asparagus Salad

Serves pea 2 Clock icon 15 minutes
This elegant salad showcases new season British asparagus in all its glory, and is incredibly simple to prepare. Simply paired with Parma ham, Pecorino cheese and a sharp vinaigrette, its perfect for a quick lunch or a starter.

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Here's how you do it

  1. Blanch asparagus in boiling salted water for 1 minute 30 seconds, then refresh in iced water immediately - this helps keep the colour and stops them overcooking.
  2. Carefully cut each spear in half lengthwise.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl or shake in a lidded jar to combine.
  4. Arrange the slices of Parma ham, asparagus spears, shavings of pecorino (using a vegetable peeler) and pea shoots or watercress on two plates and pour over the dressing.


  • 120g organic asparagus spears
  • 1 packet of organic Parma ham
  • 20g Pecorino
  • Small handful pea shoots or watercress

Lemon vinaigrette dressing (from the larder):
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil - 0.5 tsp wholegrain mustard - 1 tsp lemon juice - ¼ tsp caster sugar - A big pinch of sea salt & pepper

Suitable for

  • Gluten free