This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

This shaved asparagus salad comes to life with a delicious lemon-Dijon dressing, shallot, fresh parsley, and parmesan cheese. It makes an awesome side salad and will take any meal to the next level!

bowl of shaved asparagus salad with lemon Dijon dressing, parsley, and parmesan cheese

Raw asparagus is most delicious when it’s shaved. The thin ribbons ensure you’re not getting a mouthful of tough, fibrous raw asparagus. Shaving asparagus is really simple. All you need to do is use a vegetable peeler (I used my potato peeler)!

Shave each piece of asparagus individually (don’t worry, you get into a rhythm) by laying it flat on your cutting board, using one hand to hold one end and using the other hand to shave it. You get the hang of it quickly.

close-up of shaved asparagus salad with parmesan in a bowl

The tender asparagus ribbons go perfectly with chopped shallot and generous lashings of shaved parmesan cheese. I figured why stop at the asparagus? I used the same peeler to get those delicious thin parmesan ribbons.

Toss it all together and you’ve got the perfect healthy side dish for the nice weather that’s finally starting to happen. I am soon going to be the proud owner of a new BBQ. I haven’t had one for years, and I can’t wait to enjoy delicious recipes from the ole outdoor grill again! I’m dreaming of eating this salad with a big, juicy ribeye.

shaved asparagus salad with grated parmesan and a fork

I hope you will give this easy shaved asparagus salad recipe a try! 🙂

This shaved asparagus salad comes to life with a delicious lemon-Dijon dressing, shallot, fresh parsley, and parmesan cheese. It makes an awesome side salad and will take any meal to the next level!
No ratings yet

Shaved Asparagus Salad

A fresh and delicious shaved asparagus salad.
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1.5 tablespoons shallot (approx. 1 small shallot) chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese

Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Use your vegetable/potato peeler to shave the asparagus. Shave each piece of asparagus individually by laying it flat on your cutting board, using one hand to hold one end and using the other hand to shave it. Place asparagus in a salad bowl.
  • Chop shallot and parsley. Sprinkle over the shaved asparagus.
  • Shave the parmesan using the same vegetable peeler, and add it to the salad.
  • Make the dressing by combining all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisking them until smooth and emulsified, or by adding them to a jar and shaking.
  • Toss salad with dressing, add salt & pepper, and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Makes four side salads.

© Salt & Lavender Inc. Content and photographs are copyrighted. Sharing this blog post is much appreciated, but copying and pasting full recipes without authorization to social media is strictly prohibited.

Leave a star rating and comment below!

Hi! Iā€™m Natasha.

Salt & Lavender is a recipe blog with a focus on delicious comfort food using everyday ingredients. Beat the weekday grind with hundreds of easy-to-follow and hassle-free recipes!

Leave a comment

Please leave a recipe rating!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

12 Comments

  1. This is such a stunning salad Natasha. I love how elegant the little asparagus shavings look. And that dressing. So simple, yet so delicious. Every time I make an oil and lemon dressing the Mr. goes on and on about how good it is (as if I spent hours slaving in the kitchen to create something magical). Adding the dijon mustard will make it all the better. I would serve this beauty with a piece of fish for the perfect meal.

    1. Thanks so much, Lynn! Agreed – simple dressings are usually the best. It’s amazing what oil and lemon juice can do šŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful photography, Natasha! I love how you captured the freshness of this salad. I just recently stated liking asparagus, as I spent all my young years hating it. So I haven’t yet tried them raw. Definitely need to get on that! šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment! I’m glad you like asparagus now šŸ™‚ Let me know if you try the recipe.

  3. I love salads and this sounds really delicious, I’ve never thought to shave the asparagus before!

  4. This looks awesome. Definitely something different than my usual salads. The greener the better, right? šŸ™‚

  5. Asparagus is one of my favorite sides when I can get it! I never realized it could be good raw too. What a great and yummy sounding idea. Next time I get asparagus I will be excited to try it raw!