This Shaved Asparagus Salad has a Vibrant Taste

April 8, 2019

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Manchego and Almonds

This traditional Spanish salad is perfect for a light lunch on a sunny Spring day.

Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Kenneth Landers

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp walnut oil
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb large asparagus
  • 1 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds toasted
  • 1 oz Manchego cheese shaved

Instructions

  1. Mix together the first six ingredients in a large bowl and stir with a whisk. Using a peeler, thinly peel asparagus to 3 equal cups of asparagus ribbons. Add the ribbons and parsley to the bowl, then give a gentle toss to coat.

  2. Mix together 8 cups of water and white vinegar in a large skillet and bring to a simmer. Break each egg into a custard cup, and pour each gently into the pan. Cook until you reach your desired degree of doneness, then scoop the eggs from the pan using a slotted spoon.

  3. Place about 2/3 cup of the asparagus mixture from step one on 4 plates. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds and top each serving with 1 egg. Sprinkle evenly with Manchego cheese.

 

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