Shaved Asparagus Salad

What You'll Need

  • wide vegetable peeler
  • good kitchen knife and clean cutting surface
  • microplane or zester
  • salad servers or forks
  • cheese plane (optional)
  • serving bowl
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, snapped at root end to remove tough fibers
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shaved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

This is the new favorite way to eat asparagus; indeed, for weeks at a time in our houses, this recipe has been in heavy rotation (and will be for the foreseeable future, as long as the season holds). It’s bright and refreshing, incredibly easy to make. The thin ribbons of raw asparagus are pure spring, crunchy and tender, full of their own unique flavor. You may wonder why you ever steamed a spear, after tasting this salad. It’s delicious without cheese, too; I sometimes add thin slices of fermented vegetables to the mix, to pretend I’m not having the same asparagus salad for the fourth time in a week. Keep it fresh!

shaved asparagus saladDirections

Use a wide vegetable peeler to shave thin ribbons of asparagus. Hold the spears at the tip end and run peeler along the length of the spear. Rotate the spear a quarter turn, and repeat; continue to peel and turn until the spear is whittled all the way down. Repeat with all the spears.
shave the asparagusPlace the asparagus ribbons in a serving bowl.
chop parsleyChop any remaining larger pieces, and add to the shaved asparagus.
Prepare the remaining ingredients. Zest the lemon, chop the parsley, shave the parmesan.
zest lemon
Add the parsley, lemon juice and zest, sea salt, and ground pepper, and toss to combine.add lemon zest Add the oil and toss to combine again. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

 add oil

toss to combineGarnish with shaved parmesean cheese and serve.
garnish with cheese

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