Posts from the ‘Salad’ Category

Asparagus Salad

I can claim no credit whatsoever for this salad, other than being smart enough to date the boy who makes it. This was a hit at Christmas, going perfectly with the leg of lamb and smashed veggies we had, all prepared by the boy.

I’m a very lucky girl.

Asparagus Salad

  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 medium jicama
  • 5 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp drained capers

Shave or very thinly slice the asparagus and put in a large bowl. Julienne the jicama and add to the asparagus. In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, and finely chopped capers. Pour over the asparagus and jicama and toss well to coat. Serve chilled.



I love to cook. Always have. Hopefully always will. My friends and family love it when I cook for them too, only they get angry because I rarely follow the recipe, and that makes it a little harder for them to duplicate the meals on their own. This is for them, so they know how I cook, and for me, so I can hopefully remember. For my own sake.
My current favorite homemade dressing, which I think of as crack:

1/2 c olive oil
Juice of 2-3 lemons
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tsp dijon mustard
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp fresh cracked pepper

Shake it all together, and be prepared to get completely addicted. It’s made here at least once a week.