Shaved Asparagus Salad

Asparagus is one spring’s most versatile ingredients. It can steamed, sautéed, stir-fried, baked, broiled, and even grilled. In this dish I decided to have some restraint and let the asparagus be natural and delicate. This dish only has 4 ingredients, which means it can be made on-the-fly and enjoyed over and over again.

Shaved Asparagus Salad

Makes 4 Servings

1 Serving = 2 Points Plus

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, blanched and shaved
  • 1 oz parmigiano reggiano, shaved
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

First you want to blanch your asparagus in very salty water for 30 seconds. Take the asparagus out and shock it immediately in ice water. Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes. When asparagus are cool, drain them and pat dry thoroughly with paper towels.

Next you want to shave the asparagus. You can either use a peeler or Japanese mandoline. If the asparagus are teeny-tiny you can just cut them in half.

Next whisk together lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine asparagus, lemon vinaigrette, and the parmigiano reggiano. Season with salt and pepper.


2 thoughts on “Shaved Asparagus Salad

  1. Morgan,
    I love asparagus and this recipe is great.
    It is simple (which is perfect for a lazy cook like me)
    and delicious! I also love the fact that it is not a billion


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