It’s that time of year when asparagus bundles are in an abundance, which we are really happy about! In homage to this scrumptious veggie I have created this vegan Summer asparagus salad that is perfect for these sunny days. This recipe is easy to prepare and can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes. Ideal for when you want something healthy and delicious without spending hours pondering numerous recipe steps in the kitchen. This recipe uses fresh and flavoursome ingredients such as lemon, garlic and parsley that give this dish a refreshing finish. Plus the flavour combination tastes sublime alongside perfectly cooked asparagus spears. So what are you waiting for? This recipe is great whatever the occasion so give it a spin and let us know what you think in the comments below. Also remember to tag us in your pictures on social media with the #veggievagabonds

Vegan Summer Asparagus Salad

Asparagus shines on its own either steamed, boiled, roasted, barbecued or grilled and is also great as an accompaniment or served in dishes. This little spear-headed vegetable is so versatile it can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout its season. Although asparagus is great served alongside things we think this little beauty shines on its own so I’ve created this vegan Summer asparagus salad to showcase this scrumptious vegetable at its best.

British asparagus can grown up to 10cm in one day!

This recipe is simply seasoned giving it a fresh and vibrant taste. I used fresh garlic and parsley which compliment the flavours of the asparagus perfectly. The parsley I used is what I’ve been growing in my garden which tastes especially flavoursome being home-grown. With the days becoming ever warmer (hooray), you want to be feasting on something delicious and light. This vegan Summer asparagus salad is a winner as it tastes sublime but doesn’t sit heavy on your stomach. The addition of capers to this recipe give it a depth of flavour that coupled with the lemon give this dish a zingy finish.

This recipe great served alongside these vegan stuffed vine leaves or this courgette noodles with avocado sauce recipe!

Vegan Summer Asparagus Salad
Perfectly cooked ready to be smoothed in seasoning

This vegan Summer asparagus recipe is the perfect dish to serve at a barbecue, a picnic or if you fancy something delicious for lunch. I know this recipe is good because I whipped it up for a picnic J and I had the other day and it was the first thing to disappear, plus I didn’t get to eat much of it at the time which is always a sign that it’s good!

Asparagus can improve your libido according to a study done by The International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Research which found mouse rats that consumed asparagus had a dramatically increased “mount rate”!

This recipe uses less than 10 ingredients and can be prepared in less than 15 minutes! You can either steam or boil the asparagus for this recipe depending on your preferred method. I think that steaming is the best option as it leaves the asparagus with a bit of crunch. That being said be sure not to over-cook your asparagus because that will ruin the texture and flavour. Let’s be honest who wants soggy asparagus? This recipe uses easy to source ingredients so is a great salad to whip up in a hurry if you want something super tasty without spending hours in the kitchen. Minimal input and maximum results!

Vegan Summer Asparagus Salad
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Asparagus can help to cure hangovers and protect the liver against toxins.

As with many of my Veggie Vagabond creations this recipe is a bit of a throw it all together inventions so don’t worry about precise measurements. This salad is great served as a side but being simple to whip up is perfect for some mid-week munching on these warm summers days when you want to be sat outside not slaving in the kitchen. Let us know what you think of the recipe in the comments below and what you had with it. Also tag us in your pics on social media with the #veggievagabonds

Vegan Summer Asparagus Salad

  • Serves: 2
  • Total cooking & preparation time: 15minutes

Ingredients;
500 grams roughly of asparagus
3 gloves of fresh garlic
A handful of fresh parsley 
The juice of 1/4 – 1/3 of a lemon 
2 heaped tablespoons of capers
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste 

Method:
1. Depending on your preferred method boil or steam the asparagus. 
– If you choose to boil the asparagus then ensure the water is boiling before adding the asparagus and a pinch of salt. Boil for 3-4 minutes.
– If steaming do so for 2-5 minutes. 
2. Once the asparagus is cooked combine with the garlic, parsley, lemon, capers, olive oil, salt & pepper in a bowl tossing the asparagus to smoother it completely.
3. once the asparagus is dressed in the season you can served right away or keep in the fridge to enjoy later on.

Vegan Summer Asparagus Salad
Begin by cooking the asparagus
Vegan Summer Asparagus Salad
Using fresh herbs give this dish a refreshing lift of flavour
Vegan Summer Asparagus Salad
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl ensuring the asparagus is fully dressed in the seasoning
Vegan Summer Asparagus Salad
Serve and enjoy!

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