White Asparagus Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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White asparagus is the same species as the green but is grown entirely surrounded by earth which protects the slender stalk from sunlight exposure and thereby keeps it from turning green.
White asparagus has long been considered a delicacy in Europe and is especially popular in Germany. It has a beautiful delicate flavour and tender texture. A white asparagus dinner (very often with Holloandaise or just melted butter) during the "Spargelzeit"- Asparagus Season will make most German jump with joy.
When buying asparagus, make sure the stems are crisp and plump, and the tips are intact and firm, a slight violet tinge is normal, though considered a flaw in Germany. If you don’t intend to cook them right away, wrap them in a damp kitchen towel and store in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator.

SaladVinaigrette
  • 500 g White asparagus
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 200 g Strawberries
  • 4 tbsp Blood orange juice
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Green peppercorns, drained and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, thinly sliced

  1. Peel white asparagus with a sharp vegetable peeler. Trim off touch ends and discard.
  2. Fill a large pan with water halfway. Add the salt, sugar and butter and bring the water to a gentle boil. Place the peeled asparagus lying down in the pan. Turn down heat so that water is just simmering. Cover with the lid. Blanch the white asparagus 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente and drain. Dip them into a large bowl of cold water to stop further cooking.
  3. Rinse and dry the strawberries. Dice half of the strawberries. Blend together the rest of the strawberries, blood orange juice, red wine vinegar, sunflower oil and salt. Mix in diced strawberries, chopped green peppercorns and coriander leaves.
  4. Drain the white asparagus and divide them into two serving plates. Drizzle the strawberry vinaigrette over and let stand for 20 minutes before serving.



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95 comments:

Ah Tze 8/5/12 10:21

wow! lovely strawberries, so red and looks juicy too!

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Lenia 8/5/12 10:49

What a lovely and colorful side dish!

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Sanjeeta kk 8/5/12 11:03

Wow..such a simple yet delicious salad..love the picture of strawberries..

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TasteHongKong 8/5/12 11:06

An awesome dressing idea again!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 8/5/12 11:07

A great way of using those seasonal produces! I really love the asparagus dish.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 8/5/12 11:09

Simply stunning Angie and very creative. We bought white asparagus when we were in Provence at the local market several years ago and weren't quite sure what to do with it. I'm pinning this for our next trip. The strawberries and the white asparagus are gorgeous together.
Sam

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Sutapa 8/5/12 12:32

A very colorful dressing and the dish is absolutely mind blowing....simple yet interesting!

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hemalata 8/5/12 13:35

Very yummy, healthy n colorful salad. Looks very nice.

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Priya 8/5/12 14:31

Incredible dressing,stunning and super catchy salad.

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Claudia 8/5/12 14:36

You just combined two of my favorite spring offerings. I think I can drink the dressing! White asparagus makes a rare entrance here once in a while. Shall look out for it.

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Tricia @ saving room for dessert 8/5/12 14:43

Thanks for all the great information about white asparagus. I've always wanted to try it. I adore green asparagus so this appeals to me!

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What's Baking?? 8/5/12 15:02

White asparagus? never seen one or tasted it. looks wonderful with the strawberries..great presentation. Yummy and absolutely tempting.

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Viviane Bauquet Farre 8/5/12 15:30

What a fresh - springtime! - combination of flavors and ingredients. Simple, yet very unusual and intriguing!

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Joanne 8/5/12 15:45

I haven't really dabbled much with white asparagus but it looks so perfect against that strawberry vinaigrette!

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love2dine 8/5/12 17:52

This is fantastic! My mind is reeling thinking of all the wonderful things I can make with this.

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kitcheninspirations 8/5/12 18:16

What beautiful asparagus, Angie and the contrast of the strawberry vinaigrette is simple yet beautiful. I love white asparagus but it's not nearly as popular in Toronto. I shall have to go on a search for this delicacy so that we can have it for lunch this weekend.

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ping 8/5/12 18:27

What a different and beautiful idea! So much more interesting than the usual way it's served!

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April 8/5/12 18:29

Very original recipe! I have never had white asparagus before, nor have I had a veggie paired with fruit, sounds very intriguing! Thanks for sharing :)

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Katerina 8/5/12 18:50

I haven't tried white asparagus but I love the combination of flavors you put in that vinaigrette!

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Cherine 8/5/12 20:38

What a great comBination, this must taste so good!

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Alida 8/5/12 20:48

What a beutiful recipe and the picture is really nice. I like the combination of flavours hereX

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Jenn Kendall 8/5/12 20:49

what a great salad! that strawberry vinaigrette looks soooo delicious!

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Cucina49 8/5/12 21:28

Angie, this sounds so good! I will be in Germany later this month and hope I'm not too late for asparagus season. If I'm lucky, I'll find asparagus in a gorgeous salad like this one!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 8/5/12 22:16

I've never seen this combination of asparagus and strawberries before! I love the idea and can imagine how delicious they are together.

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gobakeyourself 8/5/12 22:22

The colours in this salad almost remind of Strawberries and cream! They look beautiful and must taste amazing together :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Jasna Varcakovic 9/5/12 00:42

Oh,... so good looking dish...

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Pegasuslegend 9/5/12 01:34

wow this is luscious looking!

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Ilke 9/5/12 02:45

We had white ones in Turkey but it is easier to find the green ones in the US, though white ones becoming more common now. I can only imagine how nice the flavor combination is.

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kitchen flavours 9/5/12 04:15

What a lovely combination! Never would have thought to combine asparagus with strawberry! And have not seen the white variety of asparagus over here!

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Rosita Vargas 9/5/12 04:46

Que rica combinación las fresas le dan sabor agridulce un plato muy exquisito,hugs,hugs.

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Sook 9/5/12 05:01

I have been eating strawberries everyday now... Yummy!

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My Little Space 9/5/12 05:10

Gosh, I am totally speech with this one. The sauce looks amazing. You're making hungry and more hungry after each page. haha...
Kristy

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Words Of Deliciousness 9/5/12 05:17

This looks so delicious. I don't think I have ever seen white asparagus.

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mlw 9/5/12 07:38

This looks good and has 2 of my favorite foods!

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Jeannie Tay 9/5/12 08:01

I have not seen white asparagus before, they look amazing! I love the strawberry vinaigrette too, I think I could just drink it up like that lol!

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Tina Bk 9/5/12 11:57

The unique combination of veggie and fruit here does intrigue. It makes me wish that I had planted some asparagus! Very creative and delicious side dish. Also the vinaigrette alone is a great thing to have handy in the fridge-many tasty uses for that! Enjoy the day.

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Barbara 9/5/12 13:22

That makes such a pretty presentation, Angie. I love white asparagus!

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Treat and Trick 9/5/12 13:43

Stunning photos and healthy salad!

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Amy @ Elephant Eats 9/5/12 14:57

This looks so good! Love the color :)

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Catalina @ Cake with Love 9/5/12 16:23

I would never thought to combine asparngus with strawberries, but in your photos they look like they were meant to be together!!! By the way, your photos are very, very nice!

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Tiffany 9/5/12 16:56

I wondered what the difference between white and green asparagus was! Thanks for sharing!

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JasmyneTea 9/5/12 17:03

You come up with the coolest combinations! Seriously, asparagus and strawberry?!

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Pam 9/5/12 17:35

It looks so pretty, elegant, and gourmet!

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thecompletecookbook 9/5/12 18:00

Angie, this is the most wonderful recipe!
:-) Mandy

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Geni 9/5/12 19:48

Wouldn't this be the most gorgeous dish to serve at a shower or Mother's day? Your food styling always blows me away Angie. Are you a photographer by profession? The delicate strawberry sauce is such a perfectly fresh pairing with the asparagus.

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anne 9/5/12 19:58

Looks delish! Love the color contrast :) And the strawberry looks nice and juicy ! Yummy photo as always , Angie !

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 9/5/12 21:33

I don't think I've ever come across white asparagus! This looks like a delicious way to prepare it though. Thanks for introducing me to something new, Angie!

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Shulie 9/5/12 22:02

Ooh I never thought of making a strawberry vinaigrette what an excellent idea and nice contrast!

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nancy at good food matters 9/5/12 22:25

this has been simply The Best year for strawberries, where I live in Nashville. Conditions were just right for a long growing season. The berries have been amazing---and I would love to make your vinaigrette using them. Excellent recipe, and the contrast with the white asparagus is beautiful.

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Reeni 10/5/12 02:08

Stunning! And way too beautiful to eat even though I would love a taste of this unique combination!

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ritacooksitalian 10/5/12 02:14

Great to discover your website and thanks for commenting my latest post. Asparagus are pretty popular in Denmark (my husband is Danish) and the white asparagus are a delicacy. Nice to discover a new sauce for enhancing their flavour.

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Gloria 10/5/12 02:55

what lovely plate Angie!

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Elisabeth 10/5/12 02:59

Wow, Angie! This is the most unusual and amazing pairing I've ever seen for a salad. Lovely whit asparagus, and ruby red strawberries...the dressing is awesome, the photos are superb!

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Janine 10/5/12 04:29

i dont think i've seen such lovely strawberries ever here in singapore! white asparagus and strawberry does sound a little weird at first but looking at the dish, i'm convinced that it's delicious!

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mjskit 10/5/12 05:23

It's really hard to find white asparagus here and if you do, it's outrageously expensive! I am going to have to splurge some day just to see how it taste. I love green asparagus, but understand that the flavors are different. Your vinaigrette looks absolutely delicious! I'm sure it would be wonderful on a variety of spring salads! Great pics!

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Stefania B. 10/5/12 09:39

your recipes are awesome, and this is one of them!

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Torviewtoronto 10/5/12 19:59

salad and presentation looks wonderful

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lisa is cooking 11/5/12 00:02

White asparagus is difficult to find here, but it's a treat when I do find it. It's so pretty with the strawberry vinaigrette!

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CJ - Food Stories 11/5/12 01:02

This looks too good to eat ... they're just beautiful :-)

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Lizzy 11/5/12 01:53

Oh, how wonderful!! Both beautiful and delicious, Angie!

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Pacheco Patty 11/5/12 03:03

I love white asparagus! The other night I put strawberries in my salad so I can completely see strawberries on white asparagus now,what a wonderful flavor this dish must have had! The photos are lovely and also scrumptious looking;-)

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Biren @ Roti n Rice 11/5/12 04:18

That's an interesting combination! Nice contrast of colors.

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Anh 11/5/12 05:25

A dish sings of spring! Amazing colors and flavours.

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beti 11/5/12 06:06

this recipe is now safe in my "to do" the vinaigrette is a great idea

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Cheah 11/5/12 06:58

This is so refreshing with the strawberry and can't help drooling over the pics!

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MyFudo™ 11/5/12 09:18

Lovely presentation and plating...This looks like a fresh and unique dish to try.

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reyah 11/5/12 17:36

I love asparagus, and this recipe looks delicious...i do wanted to try this one day.

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Rumana Rawat 11/5/12 18:35

Very interesting salad...

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Food Jaunts 11/5/12 22:06

I love white asparagus but never thought to pair them with a strawberry vinaigrette. What a great idea and itmakes for gorgeous photos.

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Faith 11/5/12 22:37

This is such a stunning salad -- I love that vinaigrette!!

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Holly 12/5/12 03:56

I haven't had white asparagus, but your delicious looking pictures are making me want it, right now!

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Terra 12/5/12 04:04

My hubby and I have said we need to try white asparagus, it looks so delicious!! We grill with asparagus all the time, I believe this summer it is time to try white asparagus. Love the addition of strawberries with them! Gorgeous:-) Hugs, Terra

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Spoon and Chopsticks 12/5/12 10:54

Very nice and colourful!

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Kit @ i-lostinausten 12/5/12 13:02

What an amazing idea & love the colorful sauce! Looks lovely & appetizing! Awesome! :)

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Kathy 12/5/12 13:41

Angie, Such a perfectly beautiful salad….and so delicious looking! It would be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch! Have a great day!

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Anne@FromMySweetHeart 12/5/12 15:00

Angie...what a lovely looking recipe! I've never had white asparagus but what a unique dish and a unique way to make use of those beautiful strawberries!

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Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 12/5/12 15:28

Delicious way to serve the asparagus, looks so good and so pretty.

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Mother Rimmy 12/5/12 16:43

I've seen this white asparagus in the stores, but I've never bought it. For some reason it didn't look too appealing, but your addition of colorful strawberries and vinaigrette has totally changed my mind. This really looks delicious. I assume it has the same flavor as green asparagus?

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious 13/5/12 01:09

What a lovely dish! I haven't tried white asparagus yet but I'm so excited to give it a try! :)

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sally 14/5/12 01:52

What a great combination! I love the color of the vinaigrette.

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 14/5/12 14:48

Your presentation is simply outstanding Angie. What a gorgeous summer fresh salad.

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lena 16/5/12 10:01

angie, this is really interesting seeing asparagus with strawberry vinaigrette! i always like to read about the way you do dressings, they all sound so yummy!

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Shannon | Just As Delish 17/5/12 12:31

oh wow I never would have thought strawberries go well with asparagus. thanks for sharing this lovely dish!

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Vicki Bensinger 18/5/12 14:30

I've never heard of adding salt, sugar and butter the the pan while cooking asparagus but it sounds yummy. Your strawberry vinaigrette is beautiful and something I'm definitely going to try.

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Mary 19/5/12 00:16

I made a strawberry vinaigrette last year and LOVED it. I love the idea of drizzling it over vegetables like this. Your presentation is gorgeous.

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Becki's Whole Life 19/5/12 12:25

Beautiful pics, Angie! I haven't had white asparagus in a long time. Your vinaigrette sounds wonderful just by itself, too. What a great springtime pairing!

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Natasha Price 19/5/12 20:37

I absolutely love this idea, so pretty with white and pink, and just an incredible combination!

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tigerfish 22/5/12 03:06

It is not easy to find fresh white asparagus here. Good contrast of white asparagus and strawberry pinkish-red vinaigrette.

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Magic of Spice 24/5/12 22:36

What a unique and beautiful combination! I can not eat strawberries but maybe I could try with raspberries :)

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onionchoco 31/5/12 16:48

Strawberries and asparagus?! It makes sense. I'll try :) Colours look great.

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Roz 26/8/12 02:03

Angie, this is so beautiful that I don't know if I could ever take a bite . . . but I would . . . and know that this would be outstanding! Perfect for holidays and special occasions! Grazie mille, Roz

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