This Asparagus Salad Recipe is the perfect complement of spring. REFRESHINGLY EASY ASPARAGUS RECIPES FOR ANY OCCASION:. When most people think about their favorite asparagus dishes, a raw preparation doesn’t generally come to mind. Although a classically trained chef, I could even count myself among those numbers — that is, until I started farming a few years back and had the opportunity to taste asparagus as it was meant to be eaten — right out of the ground! Once the woody part of the stem is removed, the tips are delicately sweet with just a hint of nuttiness — the perfect base for a light spring salad.