This salad is a lot of fun, but a bit of work to shave the stalks. It is easier if you find large stalked Asparagus, but make sure it is not stringy.
You might also like to try Asparagus Soup, Cream of Asparagus Soup, Asparagus in Pastry, or Asparagus Pesto. All of our Asparagus recipes are here and here. You might like to browse our Salad recipes here and here. We have a selection of Bittman Salads. Or find inspiration in Summer Dishes here and here.
Shaved Asparagus Salad
Remove the tips from the asparagus stalks and place in a bowl. Shave the raw asparagus stalks with a vegetable peeler. If the outer layer is tough, discard the first pass of the peeler. Add the shavings to the bowl with the tips. Dress with lemon vinaigrette and sea salt – it is easier if you mix it with your hands.
Pile onto a gorgeous serving plate and serve.
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