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Asparagus and Avocado Salad (Serves 4)
courtesy of Jim Lahey

160 grams (4 or 5) thick asparagus spears
1 avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
16 fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/2 lime
20 grams (about 2 tablespoons) extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of fine sea salt per serving

  1. Cut away about 2 inches of the base of each asparagus spear.
  2. With a vegetable peeler, shave the entire asparagus from bottom to top, reversing your grip and rotating as necessary to shave as much as possible. Don\'t rush it; be deliberate for the greatest precision.
  3. Divide the asparagus strips among 4 salad plates.
  4. Cut each avocado half into 4 sections and place 2 wedges on each salad.
  5. Sprinkle with the mint leaves. Squeeze lime juice over the salads, drizzle evenly with the oil, and sprinkle with salt.

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