Monday, March 2, 2009


In an effort to eat raw without spending a small fortune (not because I'd mind having a personal chef, but because I lack the fortune), I sometimes plan my menus based on what's on sale in the produce department. This week it was asparagus! I love the stuff, so I could just eat quite a bit of it plain, but I also love to create...I'm thinking of asparagus soup, or perhaps a savory asparagus "pie" of some sort. I'll let you know what I come up with! What's your favorite way to eat raw asparagus?


  1. never had it plain. never loved it cooked. can't believe it's cheap!

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  3. I've never eaten asparagus raw. I look forward to hearing what you come up with! I have an image of cutting it into thin strips and marinading it, or serving it topped with a creamy avocado sauce.

  4. I know! It's usually so expensive, but this week it was 88 cents a pound! I bought five bunches. ;)

    I first had it raw on a veggie tray at a party I went to several years ago, and it was GOOD! I like it much better raw than cooked, although you still have to get the skinnier stuff - too fat & it's pretty icky. :)

    Creamy avocado sauce sounds good. I'm thinking of a pie, with a nut (walnut?) crust, creamy avocado-based filling...

    I had a friend who used to cut it up & marinate it. I haven't tried it that way yet.

  5. I love to eat it by the stick....