Little Gem Salad with Anchovies & Asparagus, tender and crisp greens never looked so good as in this salad. Say Hi to the salad season!
I don’t know about you, but when the heat really hits in the summer I am so anti-hot food. I love to make nourishing and tasty salads. I never forget to add a nice dressing and some crunchiness to them.
This salad with anchovies & asparagus is flavourful and delicious! It is absolutely essential that you serve it with a lettuce worth of it. One of my favourite is little gem lettuce because it is sweet and delicate. Main ingredients in this salad are: green asparagus, creamy avocado chunks, slightly salty anchovies and some slices of Parmesan cheese.
I want to say it loud & clear: salads are not boring!!! They can be the most delicious food ever if we combine the right ingredients on one bowl, and the possibilities are endless.
Here’s how you can train yourself to fall in love with salads. Try out these simple & tasty recipes:
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Little Gem Salad with Anchovies & Asparragus, tender and crisp greens never looked so good as in this salad. Requiring only 15 minutes.
- 3-4 little gem lettuce
- 10 green asparagus
- 2 bread slices
- 10 anchovies fillets in olive oil
- 1/2 ripe avocado chopped
- parmesan cheese
- ground pepper
- fresh basil leaves for garnishing
- ¼ cup pesto sauce + 2 Tbsp lemon juice + 2 Tbsp water
Add asparagus to a saucepan of salty boiling water. Cook until tender, about 6’. Rinse briefly with cold water to stop the cooking. Drain, and set aside.
To make the sauce mix all the ingredients together.
On a serving plate place the little gem lettuce halves, then add the asparagus, anchovies, avocado slices, bread and Parmesan cheese. Pour the pesto sauce over, garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.
*I also like to add to this salad a hard egg and pan fried chicken breast.
* Little gem lettuce is a smaller and sweeter variety of romaine. If you can't find it, use hearts of romaine instead.