Asparagus Salad with Strawberries

Asparagus Salad with Strawberries

In this recipe, white asparagus, which is rather unusual for the Russian cuisine, is combined with such popular and common ingredients as strawberries and mushrooms. Walnut oil and wine vinegar give the salad a refined touch and make it a delicious appetizer for special occasions.

Ingredients
500 g (=1.1 lb) asparagus
250 g (=0.5 lb) strawberries
100 g (=3.5 oz) mushrooms
2 tbsp walnut oil
2 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp wine vinegar
2 tbsp apple juice (unfiltered)
2 tbsp almond slivers
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp butter
salt, pepper
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Directions

  1. Peel asparagus. Bring water to boil, add salt, sugar and some butter. Cook asparagus until tender, drain and cut into 5 cm pieces.
  2. Clean mushrooms and cut into pieces. Melt butter in a pan, sauté mushrooms and allow to cool.
  3. Wash and quarter strawberries.
  4. Blend together vinegar, apple juice, both oils and sugar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Arrange asparagus, mushrooms and strawberries on the plates. Pour the dressing over the salad. Garnish with roasted almond slivers and serve.

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