shaved asparagus salad with pine nuts
I had no idea you could eat asparagus raw, but just like shaved zucchini, raw asparagus is crisp with a subtle flavor. As long as you have a decent potato peeler, this salad can be prepared rather quickly for a more interesting take on a favorite spring vegetable. Serve solo or on a bed of arugula.
shaved asparagus salad with pine nuts + parm
1 bunch thick asparagus
2 tablespoons lemon vinaigrette
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
Freshly cracked pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1-1/2 lemons)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cut off tender tips of asparagus (about 1 inch off the top); place in a bowl. With a potato peeler, peel remaining asparagus lengthwise until you cannot peel anymore. Place all shavings into bowl. Add vinaigrette, cheese and pine nuts; toss gently. Season with pepper.