Asparagus Ribbon Salad with Apricots and Black Cumin Seeds

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This is an incredibly easy and tasty way to prepare one of my favorite spring vegetables — asparagus! You can pair this delicate ribboned asparagus apricot salad with some homemade bread for a light and delicious lunch.Feel free to substitute white asparagus for green one.

  • 400 g White asparagus, trimmed
  • 100 g Green asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 Carrot, peeled
  • 3 Fresh apricots, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 tsp Black cumin seeds
  • Pistachios, optional
  • 3 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus. Using a vegetable peeler to slice the asparagus and carrot lengthways into thin ribbons. Place all the ribbons in a large serving bowl.
  2. Place the dressing ingredients in a blender and blitz until creamy. Dress and toss the salad ribbons and apricot wedges so it's evenly coated.
  3. Divide the salad into two salad plates or bowls. Sprinkle the black cumin seeds and pistachios, if using, over the salad. Serve immediately. | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


Catherine 8/6/17 03:33

Dear Angie, That is a beautiful and healthy salad to enjoy. xoxo Catherine

Abbe@This is How I Cook 8/6/17 06:10

Oh my. What beautiful dishes for a gorgeous dish! And I love that lemon maple vinaigrette!

Rafeeda AR 8/6/17 06:41

Healthy and pretty looking too... I am love with the cutlery used to serve...

Rosa 8/6/17 07:27

Such a delightful salad!



Vicki Bensinger 8/6/17 08:20

This is beautiful Angie and I love the sound of the lemon maple vinaigrette. Such a fun way to serve asparagus and pretty.

Anonymous 8/6/17 08:33

What an amazing salad Angie. Wonderful use of flavours.
Have a wonderful day.
:-) Mandy xo

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Anca 8/6/17 09:29

The salad looks so nice with all those colours. It's fresh and I imagine delicious too. x

Nammi 8/6/17 11:42

Yumm thats a delicious looking salad as always.i am always amazed how u come up with what to pair with what.

Tricia Buice 8/6/17 12:01

One of my favorite salads - asparagus ribbons are the best! I love that you added apricots - so pretty, sweet and the combination of flavors must be terrific. Great recipe Angie!

kitchen flavours 8/6/17 15:50

What a beautiful salad! I wish that plate is on my table!

Pam 8/6/17 17:02

It looks so pretty and delicious.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 8/6/17 19:23

Loving your white asparagus recipes and this colorful ribbon salad looks so pretty, refreshing, and delicious. And addition of apricot is a lovely idea.

Pola & Cleme 8/6/17 20:33

Wowww look very yummy and healthy!

Jean | 8/6/17 20:47

Angie, I've never thought of making ribbons of asparagus! Set this salad on the table, and people will instantly call it a chic dinner party!

Evelyne CulturEatz 8/6/17 21:35

Yum ribboned asparagus is such a great idea. And fun to combine with apricots, looks really good.

Chris Scheuer 8/6/17 21:55

I'm thrilled that apricot season has arrived and this looks like a wonderful way to celebrate the bounty!

fimère .b 8/6/17 22:25

quelle jolie et délicieuse salade plein de saveurs
bonne soirée

Juliana 8/6/17 23:23

I have never thought is make ribbons with asparagus...the salad looks so pretty and delicious. Simple and elegant!
Have a great rest of the week Angie :)

Cheri Savory Spoon 9/6/17 01:29

What a beautiful salad Angie, such a creative idea to cut the asparagus into ribbons and I bet the apricot adds a pop of even more flavor.

The Yum List 9/6/17 01:45

Looks healthy and delicious.

Balvinder Ubi 9/6/17 02:53

This is a beautiful bright salad and so perfect for summer.

Kelly 9/6/17 11:00

This is such a pretty salad, Angie! I love the white and green asparagus ribbons in here! Wishing I had this for lunch every day!

Nancy Chan 9/6/17 11:25

I love apricots and I am sure this is a tasty salad. Have a beautiful day!

Nava K 9/6/17 12:04

Utmostly captured my attention. Vibrant, lovely, interesting and yum flavours. God Angie, I really wish I am your neighbour.

All That I'm Eating 9/6/17 12:12

I bet these flavours are so good together, grassy, sweet and a little bit spicy.

Alida 9/6/17 14:52

So inventive!! Love this fresh and summery dish Angie. Have a nice weekend ciao!

Green Evi 9/6/17 17:08

Such a lovely combo of fruits and veggies!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 9/6/17 19:43

I adore light salads like this! And it's a great reminder to me that I really need to use fresh apricots more often - I always forget about them!

Sue/the view from great island 9/6/17 21:02

The name alone makes me want to make this beautiful salad, and the way you've presented it on those pretty plates makes me want to throw a party!

natalia20041989 10/6/17 17:37

Yum, looks so pretty and fancy, restaurant style, love the idea☺

Evolve With Mary 10/6/17 23:59

Ribbon Salads are fun to eat, but, I have to admit, I hate making them. They never come out as nicely as yours Angie :) This dressing sounds tasty.

Karen Luvswesavory 11/6/17 01:29

Hi Angie,
A plate of beautiful ribboned asparagus & apricot salad. Love the way you enjoy your salad.

Ritu Ahuja 11/6/17 13:59

Wow dear!! This salad is super tempting. Love the colors. Such a yummy and healthy salad. Love it.

Susan 11/6/17 16:06

Now this is a plate of goodness! I just bought some at the Farmer's Market and this salad is calling my name, XOXO

Liz Berg 11/6/17 19:08

What a fabulous salad!! I had some fabulous apricots in Switzerland, so now I hope I can find the same at home. I'd love to try this yummy combination.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 11/6/17 23:16

The weathers has become so hot here recently and your salad looks so cool and refreshing, Angie! Stone fruits are showing up in stores now and I love them!

Tisa Jacob 12/6/17 01:37

Pretty ribbons...look so good. Especially the dressing ingredients with maple syrup. Yum Angie!

The Reader's Tales 12/6/17 08:51

Very light and sexy salad perfect for these hot days. You know what, Angie? I've never cooked asparagus in my life... Usually is my other half who cooks it (so well). I'm sure we will try your recipe.
I love your beautiful plates, by the way! Have a great week :)

grace 12/6/17 17:25

ribbon salads are so pretty! i particularly love the juicy apricots in this--a bit of sweetness goes a long way!

nadia 12/6/17 20:00

That definitely sounds tasty and so easy to prepare! I'm obsessed with asparagus! :D

Eva Taylor 12/6/17 23:47

What a beautiful dish, I love how the ribbons catch the light and the apricots must scream summer flavours. The plates are quite pretty too.

Mindy Boyd 13/6/17 07:39

So fresh and delicious looking, yummy!

Easyfoodsmith 13/6/17 09:40

Would love to have this salad right pretty and healthy.

noobcook 13/6/17 11:19

lovely spring colours and flavours!

Pam 13/6/17 14:44

Perfect little salad, Angie! We love asparagus and will have to add apricots next time. I really like your red and white salad plate too!

I dolci di Grazia 13/6/17 17:25

Una ricetta davvero molto invitante Angie. Complimenti!

Agness of Run Agness Run 13/6/17 22:30

This is such a palatable salad recipe, Angie! Yum!

GiGi Eats Celebrities 13/6/17 23:27

THIS GIRL needs to try her hand at making asparagus RIBBONS!!!! <3

Kitchen Riffs 14/6/17 02:20

Love the flavor and texture of this! So many nice ingredients playing together -- thanks!

Beth 14/6/17 04:19

Asparagus is one of my favourite things! I love the way you've prepared it here.

Ashika | Gardening Foodie 14/6/17 07:31

Looks amazing. This is such a great way to use asparagus. I absolutely love the combination of flavours.

Alida 14/6/17 12:21

Apricot are fab anywhere but I have never paired them with asparagus before. Great looking salad Angie!

Christine Ho 14/6/17 14:12

This salad looks so colourful and refreshing, Angie.

Supriya Kutty 14/6/17 14:25

So pictures tempted to have this salad right now. That looks marvelous!

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 14/6/17 18:41

I love the ribbon idea - makes such an elegant presentation!

kankana 14/6/17 18:55

Perfect summer meal! I never mixed asparagus with apricots before. Sounds like an interesting flavor combination to try.

Monica 14/6/17 20:45

Not only tasty but just so pretty to look at!

Velva 14/6/17 21:53

Very pretty Angie!!!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 15/6/17 17:02

What a wonderful, and easy, way to enjoy our favorite spring vegetable! Our asparagus is already done, but I am hoping to get more at the farmers market this weekend!

Gina 15/6/17 18:35

Beautiful and healthy. Looks delish!

Geraldine Saucier 16/6/17 02:43

A beautiful and delicious summer salad.

mjskit 19/6/17 02:26

Thank you, thank you, thank you Angie! I've never thought of using apricot in a salad. Love this! I picked 25 pounds of apricots yesterday so something very similar to this salad will on the table tomorrow night. Don't have the white asparagus, but have the green and everything for that awesome dressing! YAY!

Choclette Blogger 20/6/17 18:33

What a wonderful way to eat asparagus and apricots too. I've not really experimented with raw asparagus, but I feel I need to now.

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner 21/6/17 12:49

Love all your salad collection .. This is another beautiful healthy salad to add to the list!!

Sharon D 22/6/17 07:04

What a nice salad, Angie .. I will gladly trade my pasta for this.

Amy 25/6/17 07:39

I love vegetable ribbon salad. They always look so lovely. Your flavor combination sounds delicious. Thanks for the idea.

Dawn Yucuis 27/6/17 01:17

This salad is not only beautiful it sounds delicious!

Zaza Cook 29/6/17 22:52

This is an incredibly beautiful salad, Angie!

tigerfish 30/6/17 01:35

A great combination of white asparagus and green asparagus, and the addition of sweet apricots makes it perfect.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 1/7/17 20:35

I love that hint of sweetness the maple syrup must bring this salad.

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 6/7/17 05:57

What a great idea to ribbon the asparagus! I'm going to have to try that! And I'm keeping my eyes out for some good looking apricots, too! Lovely salad, Angie! :)


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