Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Also known as aspara-guts at our house. :)  But all kidding aside, asparagus gets a lot of cooktime at our house.

This is a delicious no-cook way to serve asparagus...and I've seen several versions of something similar in many locations this spring.  Brent made this a few weekends ago...and we all cleaned our plates! I have a similar vinaigrette recipe that I love (only with garlic added) that is delicious over a green if you want to make extra of the vinaigrette, it would be great to have on hand.

Shaved Asparagus with Parmesan Vinaigrette

12 large asparagus spears, trimmed and peeled
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (plus a piece for shaving)
1.5 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1.  Use a vegetable to peeler to shave asparagus spears into long and thin slices. Transfer to a medium bowl. The tips will snap off as the spears get thinner, so add those to the bowl.

2. Combine the grated Parmesan and lemon juice in a small bowl and slowly whisk in oil until well-blended.  Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper, to taste.

3. Drizzle vinaigrette over shaved asparagus and toss to coat.  Divide salad among plates and use the peeler to shave more Parmesan over salad.

1 comment:

Ella said...

oh yum! can't wait to try this recipe...surprisingly, asparagus is one of the few vegetables that willingly gets eaten around here. :)


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