Fresh Asparagus Salad
Chef Christy Quirk, Bull Street Gourmet & Market
1 Bunch ASPARAGUS, Thinly Sliced
1 LEMON, Zested and Juiced
1 SHALLOT, Shaved (you may want less)
1/8t LAVENDER BUDS, Rubbed
Pinch SEA SALT
Pinch BLACK PEPPER, Freshly Ground
Pinch NUTMEG or MACE
Drizzle OLIVE OIL
Prepare a medium bowl. Combine all the flavoring/seasoning ingredients, mix well, then add the asparagus. May serve immediately or chill until use.
This salad may also serve as a relish for sandwiches, grilled proteins, etc.
As a side, welcome additions to the salad might include nuts, goat cheese, fresh tomatoes, or mushrooms.