Charred asparagus salad with creamy basil dressing

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Ruby Goss

Senior Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
600 g green asparagus
60 g crème fraîche
1 tbsp mayonnaise
lemon
40 g almonds
1 tsp maple syrup
20 g basil
vegetable oil (for frying)
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 1 knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 pot
  • 1 bowl (small)
  • 1 fine grater
  • 1 liquid measuring cup
  • 1 immersion blender
  • 1 frying pan

Nutrition per serving

Cal
312
Protein
11 g
Fat
24 g
Carb
9 g
  • Step 1/4

    Remove and discard the tough, woody ends of the asparagus. Bring a small pot to a boil, add two thirds of the basil leaves and blanch for 5 sec. Transfer to a bowl of ice water and pat dry. Zest and juice lemon and roughly chop almonds.
    • 600 g green asparagus
    • 40 g almonds
    • 15 g basil
    • lemon
    • 1 knife
    • 1 cutting board
    • 1 pot
    • 1 bowl (small)
    • 1 fine grater

    Remove and discard the tough, woody ends of the asparagus. Bring a small pot to a boil, add two thirds of the basil leaves and blanch for 5 sec. Transfer to a bowl of ice water and pat dry. Zest and juice lemon and roughly chop almonds.

  • Step 2/4

    Add blanched basil, crème fraîche, mayonnaise, and maple syrup to a measuring cup and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
    • 60 g crème fraîche
    • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
    • 1 tsp maple syrup
    • salt
    • pepper
    • 1 liquid measuring cup
    • 1 immersion blender

    Add blanched basil, crème fraîche, mayonnaise, and maple syrup to a measuring cup and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3/4

    Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add almonds and toast until golden. Set aside. Add vegetable oil to the same frying pan over high heat and fry asparagus in batches for approx. 3 min. on both sides, or until charred.
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • 1 frying pan

    Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add almonds and toast until golden. Set aside. Add vegetable oil to the same frying pan over high heat and fry asparagus in batches for approx. 3 min. on both sides, or until charred.

  • Step 4/4

    Stir lemon juice and zest into the dressing. Spread the basil dressing on a plate and place the charred asparagus on top. Garnish with toasted almonds and remaining fresh basil leaves. Enjoy!
    • 5 g basil

    Stir lemon juice and zest into the dressing. Spread the basil dressing on a plate and place the charred asparagus on top. Garnish with toasted almonds and remaining fresh basil leaves. Enjoy!