Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Raw Asparagus Salad

This is one of my favorite really quick salads when you get bored of plain old mixed greens.  Super simple, no cooking involved, and only 5 ingredients:

1 bunch of asparagus (bottom two inches trimmed off)
1 medium red onion
Pecorino Romano cheese
White Wine Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1)  Chop the asparagus into 1/2 size pieces (about the size of peas) and dice the onion pretty finely.

2) Finely grate 1 oz of the Pecorino Romano (finely grating it makes 1 oz go a long way - a micro plane it the BEST for this but a regular cheese grater works fine.

3) Add 2 tbsp white wine vinegar,  1 tbsp olive oil, a pinch of salt and a good amount of black pepper (freshly ground is ALWAYS better).

4) Mix everything together and you're done. It's best to let it sit for 20 min or so to allow the vinegar to tenderize the asparagus...which makes this salad a GREAT one to pack up and eat later.

Nutritional Break Down:

(for 9oz/250g asparagus, 3.5oz/100g red onion, 1 tbsp olive oil)

Total recipe made about 3.5 cups. The numbers are for a 1 cup serving.

 92 Calories 
5.7g Carbs
2g Fiber
6g Protein
6g Fat

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