little gem salad with anchovies & asparragus
Little Gem Salad with Anchovies & Asparragus
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Little Gem Salad with Anchovies & Asparragus, tender and crisp greens never looked so good as in this salad. Requiring only 15 minutes. 

Servings: 4
Author: Shoot The Cook
  • 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
  1. 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.

  2. To make the sauce mix all the ingredients together.

  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

*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.