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Shaved asparagus

Shaved Asparagus Salad

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 modest servings 1x


This shaved asparagus salad combines mild, thin sliced asparagus with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and Parmesan cheese shavings.


  • 16 large asparagus spears (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus lemon zest to serve
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese shavings (about 1.5 ounces)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes


  1. Make the shavings: Lay asparagus spears on a flat surface. With a vegetable peeler, shave each spear from the tip to the base (discard the outer peel). It takes a little practice, but it’s easy once you get the hang of it! Place the shavings in a bowl, and pat them dry to remove extra water. (You’ll have a lot of discarded pieces: you can save these and use them in a stir fry.)
  2. Make the vinaigrette: In a medium bowl, add the lemon juice. Then gradually whisk in the olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Serve: Toss the vinaigrette with the asparagus shavings, Parmesan shavings, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Top with lemon zest (here’s how to zest it!) and a few pinches of red pepper flakes. Taste, and add additional seasonings if desired.


Adapted from Bon Appetit

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

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