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Spring Asparagus Salad

2

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, it's perfect for a quick lunch or a starter.

4 Farmdrop products in this recipe

£19.86

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

What’s in this recipe

Bedlam Farm

Organic Asparagus - Cambridgeshire

1 Bunch (min. 250g)

£4.70

£18.80/kg

Cosi Bio

Organic Parma Ham DOP

1 Pack (70g)

£6.99

Italicatessen

Organic Pecorino Sardo DOP

1 Cheese (~200g)

£5.73

£28.65/kg