Shaved Asparagus Salad

Staff Writer
Shaved Asparagus Salad
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
64
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3.1%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
4g
1%
Vitamin A
22µg
2%
Vitamin C
6mg
10%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
26µg
32%
Calcium
26mg
3%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
32µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
32µg
8%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
18mg
4%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.4%
Phosphorus
48mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
151mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.1%
Sodium
119mg
5%
Zinc
0.4mg
2.8%

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