Alkaline Recipe #3 Dressed to Impress Asparagus


OK – this one is really simple, and really nice. It makes a particularly good starter, or alternatively just place the asparagus on top of a nice healthy salad and put the dressing over both. Beautiful.

Serves 2

12 asparagus stems (bend towards the end and let them snap naturally, a la Jamie Oliver)
8 spring onions
2 tablespoons melted (avocado) butter
Grated lemon peel of half a lemon
Fresh lemon juice of a whole lemon
Fresh thyme


Lightly steam the asparagus and spring onion together (for about 4 minutes or until as tender as you like – although remember, overcooking removes nutrients!). Then, mix together the avocado butter, lemon rind, juice and thyme to make a dressing. If it is too zingy, then add some cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil to neutralise the lemon a little. Now decoratively stack the asparagus and spring onion and dress. Voila!

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  1. Jessica Reply

    I have just begun getting into the alkaline diet for my Mother who is 80 and myself. I appreciate your recipe’s. Thanks

  2. Annette Reply

    Sounds delicious. So, what’s avocado butter? Thanks for all the hard work you’ve done on this site.