Recipe

Asparagus, snow pea and almond salad

  • 12 mins preparation
  • 7 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Asparagus, snow pea and almond salad
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds
  • 4 bunches asparagus. trimmed
  • 500 gram snow peas, trimmed
  • iced water
Salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper

Method

Asparagus, snow pea and almond salad
  • 1
    Boll water Bring saucepan of salted water to boil.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in frying pan toast almonds for 4 mins over medium-high heat until fragrant and lightly golden, tossing regularly.
  • 3
    Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 2 mins, then add snow peas. Cook for 1 min. Drain and plunge vegies into bowl of iced water to set colour and stop cooking process. Drain well.
  • 4
    To make dressing combine oil, vinegar and garlic in bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Place vegetables on platter, drizzle with dressing and scatter over toasted almonds.

Notes

Toasted almonds give this salad a lovely nutty flavor, and extra crunch. Equipment Sharp knife; large frying Pan; colander; large mixing bowl; small mixing bowl; spoon; platter

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