We inherited a small asparagus patch on our land. For the past few weeks, I've been watching for spears to start poking up. Today, one was finally tall enough to cut (the one on the right in the photo below).
When we get just a few spears (or one), I eat it raw by slicing it thinly and adding it to a salad. The raw asparagus tastes a bit like raw peas.
Tonight, I made a salad of just tomatoes and the asparagus spear, with a bit of olive oil and salt.