Shaved Asparagus Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs medium to large asparagus, trimmed (about 24 spears) 750 g
  • 2 tsp pesto 10 mL
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice 45 mL
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest 2 mL
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan curls 175 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Step 1

    Remove asparagus tips and set aside. With a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus lengthwise into thin strips. When asparagus gets too small to continue shaving, set aside.

  • Step 2

    Chop the remaining asparagus into 1/2 inch (1 cm) pieces and place in bowl with the shaved asparagus and reserved tips.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, whisk together the pesto, olive oil, lemon juice and zest. Pour the vinaigrette over the asparagus; scatter the asparagus tips and Parmesan curls overtop. Season with salt and pepper. Pack in a resealable container and keep chilled until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/8 of recipe):
  • Calories 60
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 3 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 210 mg