Thursday, March 24, 2011

At times I forget that food doesn’t need to be complicated to have great flavor. To prove my point, I made a raw asparagus salad for lunch today. Only six ingredient and very tasty.

Raw Asparagus Salad (adapted from Foodista)
1/2 pound fresh asparagus spears1 tbls white wine vinegar2 tbls olive oilsalt & pepper to tasteroasted sesame seeds (optional)Use a julienne peeler to slice raw asparagus into long strips (I used a regular vegetable peeler, not as effective, but it works). Chop asparagus tips. In a bowl, sprinkle asparagus with salt and pepper, toss with olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle in sesame seeds and toss again.I used less olive oil and more vinegar.Though I didn’t take pictures, I made a kale, avocado and Pistachio nut salad with a simple lemon juice and olive oil dressing last night. My friend prepared a delicious dinner, and this was my contribution. We were all very pleased and well fed. Love it when that happens.
Kale, Avocado and Pistachio Nut Salad
1 bunch of kale, rinsed and ripped into bit-size pieces1 avocado, cubed1/2 Pistachio nuts, shelledsalt & pepper to tastejuice of 2 lemons1 tbls olive oilWhisk olive oil and lemon juice together. In a bowl, toss kale, avocado and nuts in the lemon dressing. Salt and pepper to taste.  

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