Very healthy salad. With all of your favorite ingredients.
8tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oildivided
3tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
6medium basil leaves
1/2cupflat-leaf parsley leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 1/2ozpea shootstrimmed
1/4cupraw pistachioscoarsely chopped
1poundjumbo lump crab meat
2Hass avocadoseach cut into wedges or coarsely chopped
Cut tough ends off asparagus and throw away. Slice asparagus tops into 1 inch chunks. Heat a frypan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and then add asparagus and shallot. Salt and pepper to taste. Lower heat to medium. Cook until just tender, about 5 minutes.
In a blender, blend the remaining oil, lemon juice, basil and 1/4 cup of the parsley. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, add the pea shoots, pistachios and the remaining 1/4 cup of parsley leaves to the asparagus. Toss with half of the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Divide among plates and Sprinkle with crab meat.