Ricotta, Asparagus, Mint and Peppercorn Salad

For a light and leisurely lunch, or terrific start to a meal, Joes Pratt's tasty asparagus salad certainly comes up trumps
By Jo Pratt
Ricotta, Asparagus, Mint and Peppercorn Salad
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 400 g asparagus
  • 150 g ricotta cheese
  • small handful of mint leaves, roughly torn
  • 1 tsp pink peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • juice of 1/2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • black pepper

Method

1. Cook the asparagus in boiling salted water for 2-3 minutes, until almost tender. Drain immediately and leave to cool.

2. Divide the asparagus between 2 plates and spoon equal amounts of the ricotta cheese on the top.

3. Scatter over the mint leaves and crushed peppercorns. Just before serving, squeeze over some lemon juice, drizzle over a little olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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