Friday, March 4, 2011

Sweet Asparagus with Cashew “Mayonnaise”

Sweet Asparagus with Cashew “Mayonnaise”
Spring and Summer are right around the corner. Living in Northern California, the asparagus capital of the WORLD, I eat tons of asparagus. This is a great cool, crisp summer salad that will compliment any “BBQ” this summer. This dish is so light, that you can enjoy it with a very heavy IPA! Yum!

Sweet Asparagus with Cashew “Mayonnaise”
2 lbs. asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
2 cups kale leaves
1 cup watercress
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 tsp. Lundberg Family Farms® Brown Rice Syrup
In a large bowl, toss asparagus with onion, kale, watercress, crushed red pepper and Lundberg® Brown Rice Syrup. Gently toss with cashew mayonnaise (recipe below).

Cashew “Mayonnaise”
1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. Lundberg Family Farms® Brown Rice Syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup cashews
1 Tbsp. fresh dill
1/8 tsp. sea salt
In a blender, combine vinegar and Lundberg® Brown Rice Syrup on high until well combined. Slowly add olive oil and cashews. Add sea salt; blend until soft and creamy. Blend in dill at the very end, wiz for 5 seconds.

This dish is amazing! The original recipe is from Lundberg Family Farms® website. I had adjusted it to my taste.

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