Shaved Asparagus Salad

Shaved Asparagus Salad
Staff Writer
Jane Bruce

Nothing says spring like raw, shaved asparagus. Dress it up with a bit of lemon juice, almonds, and olive oil for a simple dish.

4
Servings
55
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 Teaspoons olive oil
  • Zest of 1/4 lemon, sliced thinly
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions

Shave the asparagus using a vegetable peeler from the end of the stalk to the tip. Place in a large mixing bowl. Toss with the lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of the olive oil. Set aside.

In a small frying pan, heat up the remaining olive oil, and fry the lemon zest and garlic until crisp, about 1 minute. Drain and pat dry.

Toss the fried lemon zest, garlic, and almonds with asparagus. Season with the salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
2mg
0%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
6mg
1%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
31mg
2%
Water
3g
0%

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.