You know what I think is so bizarre?
I know, your thinking, “fascinating, Valentina.” (And in a bored tone, no less.) Well let me tell you, it is fascinating — or interesting, at the very least.
You see white asparagus is grown while covered with mulch and dark plastic so that it never sees the sun. Yes a vegetable that grows without ever being directly hit by sunlight. So with no chance for photosynthesis to occur, it never turns green. And I find this so ironic because we’re talking about a very special, spring vegetable — and in my mind, spring is all about sunshine. Bizarre, right? (Or, maybe I’m bizarre?)
- 1-pound fresh white asparagus
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped, fresh dill
- ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil