Asparagus Salad

1 bunch asparagus, steamed

1 sumo tangerine or orange, peeled, quartered, chopped into small pieces

handful mixed herbs...cilantro, mint, basil, chopped

1/2 cup roasted almonds, chopped

1 cup cashew cream

1/4 t sea salt

1/2 t sumac

2 T extra virgin olive oil plus more for garnish

juice of 1 orange

Cashew Cream:

4 cups cashews, soaked

overnight, strained, rinsed

½ cup nutritional yeast

2 clove garlic

2 t salt

2 t black pepper

juice of 1 lemon

½ cup water


Did you know that asparagus can actually help boost libido and help with erectile dysfunction? And have you noticed the shape of asparagus…can be a pretty sensual food. Asparagus is loaded with fiber and nutrients and is also used as a diuretic which aids in natural detoxification and cleansing. This is a beautiful light starter to make for your lover or yourself!

To make the cashew cream: Soak cashews in water overnight. Strain the next day and rinse. Blend all in food processor for 2 minutes until creamy

Slice the steamed asparagus on the diagonal. Toss in a small bowl with the salt, xvo, orange juice and chopped herbs. On a large plate, spread the cashew cream. Top with the asparagus salad and top with the chopped almonds. Sprinkle some sumac and a nice drizzle of xvo!

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