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Roasted Asparagus Salsa

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Asparagus Salsa

1 ½ – 2 cups roasted asparagus, chopped (see roasted asparagus recipe here)

2 T. fresh lime juice

¼ tsp. cumin

2 T. minced green onion

2 T. medium salsa verde or salsa of your choice

1 tsp. minced or pressed garlic

Salt & pepper to taste

Puree asparagus, lime juice and cumin in a food processor.  Stir in remaining ingredients and serve with tortilla chips or use as a sandwich spread.

This is my version of an Asparagus Guacamole recipe put out by the Fairshare CSA Coalition  as a teaser to buy their cookbook, From Asparagus to Zucchini.  We picked up the recipe at a CSA information table at Whole Foods Madison a few weeks ago.  I have their original cookbook from 1996 but it doesn’t have this recipe.

I tried the recipe a couple of times.  The first time I followed the recipe exactly.  I thought it was good but a little too soupy. I had used regular cooked and drained asparagus.  After working on some adjustments to the recipe I decided that roasting the asparagus removed more of the water and concentrated the flavor.  I also eliminated the yogurt that was in the original recipe and cut back on the cumin.

Guacamole implies avocado but this green salsa recipe can fool you.