Asparagus recipe with a difference

Want to try a tasty treat with a nutritional vegetable? This takes just 15 minutes and is easy to prepare.

Asparagus with Spring salad, for 4


1 bunch asparagus, trimmed into 2 inch pieces

150ml water

A few pieces of cooked chicken or you can use any left over bacon or sausage

Olive oil

Lemon juice

1 shallot or a handful of spring onions or try fennel

1tsp honey



Steam the asparagus until tender-crisp, takes just a few minutes

Draw and plunge into cold water to stop the cooking

Make the marinade by whisking the olive oil with the lemon juice, honey and a little sea salt. Season with a little ground pepper. Add to the asparagus and coat it with the marinade. Add the chicken and other ingredients and toss well before serving up.


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