White Asparagus with Black Forest Ham



White Asparagus with Black Forest Ham


  • 1 lb fresh white asparagus
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing (see recipe below)
  • 4 ripe round or plum tomatoes, skinned
  • 4 large fresh Basil leaves, shredded
  • 8 wafer-thin slices German imported Black Forest ham
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Basic Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing:


  • 4 ounces rapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces olive oil
  • 4 ounces German white wine or German apple
  • vinegar or half of each
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon German mustard
  • 1 teaspoon German honey (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

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