Have many skinny asparagus stems (only). Can I use them in a veggie juice cocktail???
- caiatransplant Mar 6, 2012 03:19 PM
Hi all. This isn't earth shattering or anything, but I bought a bunch of asparagus recently and have been breaking off the tender stems and tops for dinners. I am now confronted by a bag of (about) 5-6" stems.
I've gone on a twice daily veggie juice cocktail kick (home done with my juicer) and I'm loath to throw out those stems. Can I add them to the juicer, along with beet, parsley, fruits, carrots, etc.?? Anyone ever tried this?
I have never tried that kind of veggie cocktail...should be okay, but keep in mind that even 'skinny' asparagus will make a BIG fat flavour addition, maybe a little too powerful. Perhaps you shouldn't bother trying to blend it in with something else, but let it star in its own Cream of Asparagus soup?
Raw Asparagus can tend to be very bitter, like raw artichokes. I'd go with the soup idea -- simmer, puree then strain.