Asparagus and Avocado Salad

Posted on Apr 7 2011 - 2:12am by Mike Lieberman

Nothing quite says spring time (or makes your pee stink) like asparagus showing up again in your garden or at the local farmers market.

This recipe I slightly adapted from a cooking demo that I attended at Native Foods in Culver City.

Make this in the beginning of the week and enjoy throughout.

    Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 bunches of asparagus
  • 2 avocados
  • Handful of mint, cilantro and parsley
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • Tablespoon of raw honey
  • Juice of one lemon
    How to make:

  • Boil up a pot of water
  • Cut asparagus into 1-1 1/2″ pieces
  • Chop up mint, cilantro and parsley and place into a mixing bowl
  • Add lemon juice, olive oil and balsamic to the bowl
  • Whisk together and set aside
  • Cut avocados into cubes
  • Add asparagus to boiling water for about 2-3 minutes
  • Remove asparagus, drain and rinse under cold water
  • After asparagus cools, add to dressing with avocado
  • Toss to coat and serve