Asparagus with Chive Seasoned Mayo

Today’s post is not necessarily a “salad” but the leftovers are good cold.  That counts as a salad-like dish, right?  (I don’t know why I’m really worried about it, my Salad-a-Day quest, while not falling totally by the wayside, has come up pretty short recently.  We definitely haven’t posted a Salad-a-Day.)

Besides, I wanted to get this posted before asparagus season was over.

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Asparagus with Chive Seasoned Mayo

1 garlic clove, minced
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 T. finely chopped chives (I used garlic chives.)
1/2 t. celery seeds
1/2 t. fresh ground black pepper
sea salt to taste
dash of pepper flakes
1 lb. steamed or grilled asparagus

Combine garlic and lemon juice and let set for 10 minutes.  Mix in remaining ingredients.

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Serve over asparagus.

 

The original recipe for this mayo comes from Bon Appetit’s Best Fried Chicken Sandwich.  I maintain that this stuff is golden and can be used on any summer produce.

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Serve on asparagus, on a sandwich, with fries.

Use in tuna salad, deviled eggs….OMG!  What about on a BLT?

Finally, I wanted to highlight a great kitchen gadget, these herb scissors.

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My mom got these for me as a gift and I love them.   I am not one to have extra gadgets cluttering up draws, but these have their own special place.   They work great!

Please join me when I get back to my Salad-a-Day hopefully soon.   (Maybe I should change the title of this summer’s theme to Veggie-a-Day.)

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