Super Green Salad

  • Kosher salt 
  • 2 1-lb. bunches large asparagus spears 
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed 
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh English peas 
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves 
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh tarragon leaves 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 ounces shaved Manchego cheese
How to Make It
Step 1
Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large pot; add 1 tablespoon salt. Have ready a bowl of ice water.
Step 2
Trim tough ends from asparagus. Cut 1 bunch diagonally into 2-inch pieces. Shave stalks of remaining asparagus with a vegetable peeler. Add diagonally cut asparagus, edamame and peas to boiling water; cook for 4 minutes. Plunge vegetables into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain well.
Step 3
Process oil, almonds, garlic and lemon zest in a blender until smooth. Add herbs and process until smooth.
Step 4
Place dressing, shaved asparagus, cooked asparagus mixture, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl; toss to coat. Top with Manchego.


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