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Shaved Asparagus Salad

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This shaved asparagus salad with arugula, pistachios, Parmesan cheese, avocado, and a homemade salad dressing is a springtime favorite! Serve along side any meal!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 294kcal


For the Dressing:

For the Salad:

  • 1 lb large asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 3 oz fresh arugula
  • 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, honey, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  • Use a vegetable peeler to shave the asparagus. Lay an asparagus spear flat on a cutting board. Starting at the bottom end, use the peeler to shave it into long thin strips or ribbons. Place the asparagus shavings in a large bowl and repeat with remaining asparagus.
  • Add the arugula to the bowl. Toss the shaved asparagus and arugula together. Add the avocado, shaved Parmesan cheese, and pistachios. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over the salad and gently toss. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve the salad immediately.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1478IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg