Despite the fact that I’ve had to drag my trakkie daks and uggies from the back of the wardrobe twice in the last three weeks, it is almost summer in Queensland.
And with summer comes excitement about all the beautiful fruits and veggies that abound for this all-too-short season. One of my favourites is asparagus.
I’ve had a fascination with asparagus since I was a little girl.
Actually, that’s not quite true.
I’ve long had a fascination about what asparagus does to a certain bodily function.
You know the one I mean.
How eating asparagus makes some people’s wee smell funny.
Interestingly, I’ve since discovered there are four types of people in the world:
- people who have funny smelling wee after eating asparagus and can smell it
- people who have funny smelling wee after eating asparagus but can’t smell it
- people who don’t have funny smelling wee after eating asparagus but can smell other people’s funny smelling wee
- people who don’t have funny smelling wee after eating asparagus and who also can’t smell it.
I used to be #3. For a really, really long time I was #3. In fact, the only reason I ate a dreaded green veggie as a kid was to see if I could switch from being a #3 to being a #1.
It finally happened about five years ago. And I have NO IDEA WHY!! But YAY for funny smelling wee!!
So enough about that 🙂
The salad dressing is what makes this asparagus salad – and I found it, funnily enough, on a tag that was wrapped around a bunch of asparagus I bought at Woollies at least 12 years ago.
The key ingredient is fresh basil – another beautiful spring and summer food.
I’ve made the dressing loads of times as it works really well with all sorts of salads, and also just over beef or chicken or fish.
What type of asparagus person are you??? 🙂