Thin is in.... for asparagus, that is. Though I read somewhere recently that its thicker counterpart is more desirous of chefs and actually has more flavor to impart. The objection is that much of the good part is lost when people snap off the fuller stems and throw them out. Sure, you have to use a vegetable peeler to pare down the rough stems a little bit, but you'll find good stuff underneath, and an attractive product too.
I might add that this is a good salad to eat if you're trying to jump on the thin-is-in bandwagon for the summer bathing suit season. Lighten the dressing with less olive oil and you've got a pretty healthy salad too.
Verdict in our family: YUM, YUM, and YUM. We will definitely be making this again.
This salad recipe can be found HERE.