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by Caitlin Saniga

Is it weird eating asparagus with a spoon? Maybe. But forks don't work so well with this dish.

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • bowl of ice water

OK, let's be honest, this dish is almost too simple to have a recipe. But I just love this slicing technique. I'd never tried asparagus in little bite-sized beads before! So cute!

Chop the asparagus into small beads (no longer than a centimeter in length). Put the asparagus and a splash of water in a pot on the stove top. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until asparagus turns bright green. Turn off the heat and transfer the asparagus to the bowl of ice with a slotted spoon. Allow to sit in the ice water for a couple of minutes. Drain and transfer to a medium bowl. Add the oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice, and stir well. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Garnish with extra lemon zest.

Makes 4 big side-dish servings.

Recipe adapted from: Keep it Simple Foods

Photo: Caitlin Saniga

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