Shaved Spring Salad

on green plate 625 sqIn my little corner of the world, there is still one stubborn patch of ice in the north-east corner of my yard that refuses to melt. The chives, god bless their hardy little souls, have managed to poke through the ice and have given me hope that spring will arrive.

We are still weeks away from local asparagus here in Ottawa but that has not curbed my craving for something raw and crunchy! Imported rainbow carrots and asparagus will have to do for now.fresh beautiful sprng coloursShave the carrots and asparagus with a vegetable peeler. I love my Y shaped peeler! At the risk of being accused of “skinny shaming”, fat spears are what you want here. Thos skinny ass spears of asparagus are useless (and tasteless too, IMHO).carrotsasparagusToasted hazelnuts, chives and some shavings of gouda or gruyere cheese are mixed in to provide some crunch and funk. Tossed with a simple hazelnut oil vinaigrette, this shaved salad tastes like springtime in a bowl. Most supermarkets now carry hazelnut oil now. Just remember to store it in the fridge. Feel free to use olive oil instead if you can’t find hazelnut oil. It will still be delicious.

Click here to print recipe for Shaved Spring Salad.

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5 thoughts on “Shaved Spring Salad

  1. Mom

    Will be making this salad tomorrow.Nice to know that there are some things that are better fat than skinny.Beautiful photography xoxo

  2. Victoria

    Hi Mrs. F! (above-miss you).

    I’ll make this delicious looking salad once tax season is over. That is if I survive.

    Looks tasty and will satisfy my need to crunch too.

    More stories about your beautiful brother J are appreciated 🙂


  3. Linda M.

    The colours in this post just shout spring! I’ll try this over the weekend as I saw some rainbow carrots at my local store. I’ll get the kids involved. Yum!


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