Shaved Asparagus Salad [Raw, Vegetarian, Gluten Free]

Shaved Asparagus Salad

Asparagus is – FINALLY – in season again. Roast it, add it to a salad, snack on it like it’s a carrot. Any way you eat it, it’s a treat.

This recipe makes asparagus look even classier than it does in its natural state and it’s a delicious way to make it into an impressive side dish. The best part? It only about 15-20 minutes to prepare.

Recipe Time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS for the salad [feeds 3-4 people as a side]

1 large bunch of asparagus [shaved]
1 cup of sweet corn [hard to find this fresh, so frozen works fine. thaw before using.]
1/2 c. packed cilantro
1/2 red onion [sliced thin]

INGREDIENTS for the dressing

2 T lemon juice
3 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T raw honey
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. fresh black pepper

Begin by washing the asparagus thoroughly. Then use a vegetable peeler to shave it into strip. Yes, we’re aware that it looks like we’re using a personal razor to shave the asparagus. But really, it’s just this ceramic peeler which works great.

Shaved Asparagus Salad

After shaving the asparagus and slicing the onion, place both into a large bowl and soak in ice water in the refrigerator for 25 minutes. Just enough water to cover the ingredients – no need to drown them.

Shaved Asparagus Salad

While the asparagus and onion are chilling, throw your dressing together. In a small bowl, add all the ingredients and use a fork or whisk to combine.

When 25 minutes have passed, remove the asparagus and onions and drain them. Put the mixture into another bowl [or just dry and reuse the first bowl]. Add the corn and cilantro and mix it all together. Lastly, pour the dressing in and combine well. Serve and enjoy!

Shaved Asparagus Salad

 

Recipe adapted from The Café Sucré Farine.

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