Shaved Raw Asparagus Salad

By D'Arcy F – Toronto, ON
Shaved Raw Asparagus Salad
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Servings: 8

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About this Recipe

I didn't know raw asparagus could be incredible. Add bacon bits too if so inspired.


1 whole lemon zest
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tbsp shallots, minced
salt and pepper to taste
5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 tbsp oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, minced
3 lbs thick asparagus spears, untrimmed
1.5 cup grated fresh Parmesan
8 tbsp pine nuts, lightly roasted
2 tbsp basil, coarsely chopped


Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, shallot, salt, and pepper to taste. Beat in
olive oil, and add sun-dried tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4

Hold asparagus by woody end, and shave it using a swivel-headed vegetable
peeler. Start above woody section and press gently but firmly. Not every
piece will be perfect. Shavings may be made a day in advance. Spread on
kitchen towel or paper towels, roll up, and store in plastic bag.

Just before serving, toss peelings with dressing. Mound on platter and
garnish with pine nuts, Parmesan and basil.

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