As if Monday’s weren’t already bad enough, I’ve got a meeting with an accountant this morning to go over my taxes.
Ugh. Taxes. I always wait until the last minute to do mine. Then I end up freaking out about it. I tell myself every year that next year I won’t put them off for so long. But alas, history has repeated itself once again. Because here I am. About 10 days out from submission day and I’m a sweaty, panicky mess.
Adulting isn’t really my strong suit.
Anyways. Let’s talk about something less anxiety inducing than our taxes. Like this Lemony Shaved Asparagus Salad with Farro, Arugula and Edamame.
Ha! Just kidding about the cocktail part. Although maybe asparagus would make a good Bloody Mary garnish. I’ll have to consider that.
This Lemony Shaved Asparagus Salad with Farro, Arugula and Edamame is super bright and refreshing. I kept the asparagus raw here. Which is not how I typically eat asparagus (I’m a big fan of roasting it at high heat to achieve those crispy little ends!). But it’s nice to let this vegetable shine on it’s own for a change. Especially since we’re in peak asparagus season right now.
I’ve added farro to this salad, because it has a great “chew factor” and helps to bulk things up a bit. But you could certainly substitute in the grain of your choice (couscous or quinoa would both work nicely). And you could use regular radishes instead of watermelon radishes. But the watermelon radishes are so gosh darn pretty, that I really think you should try and find them if you can.
What’s your favorite way to eat asparagus? And would you drink an asparagus cocktail? Or is that too weird? Tell me!