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
58
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • bunch asparagus
  • 1  Teaspoon  lemon juice
  • 3  Teaspoons  olive oil
  • Zest of 1/4 lemon, sliced thinly
  • 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
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
354µg
51%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
1mg
0%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
15mg
2%
Sodium, Na
87mg
6%
Water
5g
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.