White Asparagus Salad

White asparagus salad topped with diced red, yellow, and green peppers on a green plate, wine nearby

Spaniards love white asparagus and don’t have second thoughts about using asparagus from a jar. The best white asparagus come from Navarra, a region in northern Spain also known for its rose wines. Look for the Denominacion Especifica mark on the label. These white asparagus are prized for their smooth texture and balanced sweet, tangy taste. This recipe transforms jarred vegetable with a reliable sherry vinaigrette, tricolor peppers, shallot, egg, and capers.–Cathy Mantuano and Tony Mantuano

LC Sneaky Seasonality Note

It’s not often that one encounters white asparagus outside of early spring here in the states—or anywhere, for that matter. So if you do happen across jars of the delicate white spears, you may want to consider taking advantage of the sneaky extended seasonality that preserving lends the vegetable. Natch, you can swap steamed fresh spears for jarred.

White Asparagus Salad

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • Serves 4 as a tasting portion
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Combine the vinegar and a pinch each salt and pepper in a small bowl. In a slow, steady stream, whisk the oil into the vinegar. Add the bell peppers, shallot, egg, and capers and whisk to. Set aside to allow the flavors to meld for 15 minutes.
Arrange the asparagus on a serving dish and spoon the marinated vegetables and their vinaigrette over the top. Serve very soon.
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