Raw Kale, Asparagus and Walnut Salad

Learn more about cooking and eating locally in Kristin's blog The Intentional Minimalist.


  • Local verjus Walnut oil
  • Local maple syrup
  • Farm fresh local Siberian kale
  • Farm fresh local asparagus
  • Farm fresh local garlic scapes Raw walnuts


In a glass jar, stir in two tablespoons verjus, two tablespoons walnut oil, one tablespoon maple syrup and season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Remove three cups Siberian kale from stems, chiffonade kale and add to a large glass bowl. Slice off woody stems of asparagus.  Chop one half cup asparagus in one half inch sections and add to the glass bowl. Slice off woody stems from garlic scapes. Thinly slice one quarter cup garlic scapes and add to the glass bowl. Stir dressing well, gently fold dressing on kale salad and let salad rest for ten minutes. Fold in one half cup walnut halves to salad before serving.

Photo(s) by Kristin Celeste Shroeger