Sunday, 16 December 2018

Asparagus and Raspberries – yes, really!

Carole's Chatter: Asparagus and Raspberries - yes really!

Now putting asparagus and raspberries together would never have occurred to me until I saw it in a recipe book.  Not only do the colours look pretty the taste works too!


Thin asparagus spears
2 tblsp vinegar (preferable raspberry)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp of mustard (preferable Dijon)
1 ½ tblsp vegetable oil
½ tblsp sour cream
White pepper
Fresh raspberries


Trim your asparagus and then tie it into a bundle with a bit of string.

Boil for about 2 minutes (you might need longer if your asparagus is not really thin)

Pull the asparagus bundle out and plop it into some cold water.

Then pat it dry and pop it into the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.

Make your dressing – mix the vinegar, salt and mustard first. Then add the oil slowly while stirring.  Last add the sour cream and pepper to taste.

After that its just an assembly job.  Asparagus on plate.  Drizzle dressing over and pop raspberries around the place.


  1. Sounds good actually, and pretty festive. Merry Christmas!

  2. Perfect for Christmas! You always feature unusual combinations :).

  3. I wouldn't have thought of either but it looks so pretty!

  4. That looks gorgeous and definitely not a flavor combination that I would have thought of.

  5. I would not thought of the combination either but it looks delicious and so pretty on the plate. ;-)

  6. It's so Christmasy looking. I will try it, I love new flavor combinations.


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