Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring Lunch: Pretty as a Picture



No real recipe here.
I visited a local farmer's market yesterday and asparagus was the star of the show. The first beauties of the spring market. :)



Here is just a nice lunch made with local blanched Jersey asparagus and grated hard boiled eggs over greens.



Tossed with a lovely lemon vinaigrette and sprinkled with those beautiful chive flowers from my garden.



Wish I had some tiny quail eggs, that would've been even prettier. I'll have to work on that.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Folks don't realize that NJ is so much more than just Jersey corn and Jersey tomatoes.......we are known for our cranberries & blueberries too, and our lovely Jersey purple asparagus in May! That's why we are called "The Garden State".
Beautiful salad!

r said...

simple and yummy! i would probably need more than that for lunch though - i have a HUGE appetite : )

The Japanese Redneck said...

How lucky that you have access to wonderful asparagus.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, but I hear you 'r'. I'm not, never could be, a lady who just does salad at lunch. Need my 3 solid squares. And often the BIGGEST square midday. Is SS still recovering from Eataly?

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Your homegrown asparagus has been exhausted? A Farmer's Market is a photographer's candy store. Asparagus is the star of our kitchen when we can find ours, locally grown. Love it raw, for salads, roasted, steamed, sauteed... bring it on. You have that caterer's eye. Beautiful presentation.

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sixty-five said...

Lovely! Wish I could get chive flowers to rebloom. Any ideas about that?

Stacey Snacks said...

65, my chive flowers are just opening now, but it's a once a year thing only. I wish the little buds would stay all year! they are so pretty!

Joanne said...

All of our local asparagus over here is from NJ! That looks like one delicious salad...I could eat asparagus by the pound.

Jen_from_NJ said...

NJ has the best asparagus - we are lucky. That sure is a pretty spring lunch!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Beautiful plating Stace, I'm sure it was delicious! I adore fresh asparagus.

Sara said...

This looks so fresh and yummy! Delicious! :)