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Shaved Asparagus & Parmesan Salad (Recipe)

Shaved Asparagus & Parmesan Salad (Recipe)

I’m not offering any suggested adaptations or substitutes for this dreamy salad — it’s just so perfect on its own! With such a short ingredient list, it’s important to find the best asparagus you can. It’s probably not worth your time to use supermarket asparagus — pick some up at your local farmer’s market, use the bunch from your CSA box, or make it with your home-grown spears.

Shaved Asparagus Salad

Ingredients:

Vinaigrette:

  • 2 Shallots, finely diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/3 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salad:

  • 12 Large asparagus spears
  • Freshly-ground pepper
  • Freshly grated parmesan, to taste

Instructions:
1. Prepare vinaigrette. Place finely diced shallot, Champagne vinegar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Let it sit for 15 minutes so it can macerate. After that time, add olive oil and whisk.
2. Prepare asparagus. Snap off any tough ends of the spears. Using a vegetable peeler or mandolin, carefully shave off long ribbons from each spear. These should be as thin as paper. Transfer ribbons to a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add vinaigrette, a little at a time, until dressed to your desired taste. Transfer asparagus to serving plates, and top with a little grated parmesan.

Recipe Credit: Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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11:02AM PDT on Jul 11, 2014

Looks interesting, love raw veggies!

4:32AM PDT on May 5, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

4:37PM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

I like asparagus just on its own, personally. But this does sound nice.

2:19PM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

I'm not even a salad person and that sounds delicious

12:16PM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

I looove asparagus. This sounds wonderful. Thanks!

9:59AM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

I would have never thought to shave asparagus for salad. Thanks for sharing.

5:03AM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

asparagus is an extremely tasty vegetable. Thank you!

8:09AM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

Healthy & nutritious!

8:22PM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

Sounds great.

8:36AM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

I made this on our Good Friday Buffet.I used Apple Cider Vinegar and shaved Parmesan an 15 stalks of asparagus.I served from a lovely antique serving bowl and it made enough for 1 nice side serving and a second small serving for 4 people. The recipe doesn't mention what to do with the tips so I trimmed them and tossed them in. There has to be a better way to do it that to use a peeler. I have a super Cutco peeler but this recipe is so good I will look for a Mandolin. A grater was no good at all.

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