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Shaved Asparagus Salad

Spring in an easy and beautiful salad!
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Vegetable
Servings: 4 salads
Author: Tricia


  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar, or champagne vinegar, or other white vinegar of your choice
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, washed and tough ends removed
  • 4-5 tablespoons good quality olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese


  • Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar, sat and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk the lemon juice mixture while drizzling in the olive oil. Set aside. Using a vegetable peeler, thinly slice the asparagus lengthwise into strips. Place the strips and tops in a large bowl. I found it easiest to lay the asparagus spears in the edge of the cutting board while shaving.
  • Toss the asparagus with the vinaigrette and half the grated cheese. Check the salad and add more salt if needed. Adequate salt makes a big difference in the taste. Serve topped with the remaining cheese.


(Inspired by a recipe on Chow.com)