A simple and quick white asparagus salad with fennel recipe. Perfect way to enjoy in spring's asparagus harvest. Easy, healthy, delicious!
Trim the woody ends off and gently peel the outermost layer of the asparagus stalk with a vegetable peeler (Note: if using green asparagus, it does not have to be peeled).
In a pot large enough to hold the asparagus, pour in enough water to come up just to the bottom of the steamer basket or metal colander. Bring to a boil, and place the asparagus in the pot (on top of the colander). Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Steam the asparagus for 5-8 minutes, until crisp-tender or until they are soft enough for your taste. Note: thinner white asparagus will take about 5 minutes, whereas thicker stalks will take longer.
Garnish with the chopped dill and roasted pine nuts before serving. Enjoy!