Steamed Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Wraps

ASPARAGUS CONTAINS MORE FOLATE THAN ANY OTHER VEGGIE.  It is necessary for healthy cell division and DNA synthesis, and instrumental in preventing birth defects – to name a few. It’s peak asparagus season as we speak, so now is the best time to enjoy them reap their amazing benefits! This veggie is a fantastic source of fiber, potassium, vitamins A, E, C and thiamin – a B vitamin that plays a role in how our bodies use energy from food and important for cellular function.

An important thing to note – when comparing folate to folic acid, it’s important to point out that folate is naturally occurring in foods (mainly leafy greens), where as folic acid is a synthetic compound used in dietary supplementation and does not occur naturally. Enjoy!


The Goods:

  • 2 lbs asparagus (ends trimmed)
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced

The Goods: Vinaigrette

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon spring onion, finely chopped
  • Pinch of black pepper

For the vinaigrette, whisk the mustard, olive oil and sherry vinegar in a small bowl. 

The Magic:

STEP 1: Using a steamer cook the asparagus until al dente - approximately 5 minutes. Remove the cooked asparagus from the steam er and place in a dish of ice water to stop cooking. Remove asparagus the from the ice water and sit in a strainer to drain the water.

STEP 2: Using 4 spears of asparagus, gently wrap a slice of smoked salmon around them. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salmon-asparagus wraps. Add chopped spring onion and fresh ground pepper. Enjoy!

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