This easy beetroot, asparagus and feta salad is packed full of colour and goodness and makes an appetising addition to the barbecue table. The tangy dressing and walnuts add an extra depth of flavour and texture.
A well made hollandaise sauce is irresistible, especially when spooned over fresh, barely cooked asparagus. The trick to a prefect sauce is to whisk vigorously and constantly to prevent the eggs from scrambling.
Making finger food often seems fiddly and time consuming, but the ability to buy ready made pastry cases and good quality chicken mean that these dainty smoked chicken and asparagus quiches will be ready before you know it.
The chilli pancetta gives the linguine a lovely spicy kick. If you can't find it, use regular pancetta and add chilli to taste. Just a short time in the pan will be enough for the asparagus to add a touch of crunchy texture.
Quiches make for great mid-week meals. This smoked salmon version comes with bright green bites of asparagus and encased in a sturdy golden crust. Add in a smear of whole grain mustard to take it to a whole new level of delicious.