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).
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.