i don't think my taste buds have ever been this confused - yet entirely satisfied - before! the idea of raw asparagus seems strange on its own, but raw asparagus and banana? and not in some crazy green smoothie?...
marinated raw asparagus salad:
a bunch of crisp local asparagus, ends cut and skin peeled
juice of one lime
spoonful of dijon mustard
splash of cider vinegar
salt and pepper
marinate the peeled, raw asparagus in an air tight container or gallon plastic bag for a couple of hours in the fridge. serve chilled over a bed of mustard greens, lettuce, or micro greens!
this raw asparagus salad packs a punch, so it would be a great contrast along side a super creamy, cheesy or heavy dish. i was enjoying it just as a salad, but my over-stimulated taste buds needed something slightly sweet and creamy to calm down with: a dollop of avocado and banana mash!
ripe avocados and bananas have a similar texture, and together (with a splash of lemon juice) this unlikely duo of fruits make a great topper or spread! don't believe me? try it!