Shaved Asparagus Salad
This shaved asparagus salad with arugula, pistachios, Parmesan cheese, avocado, and a homemade salad dressing is a springtime favorite! Serve along side any meal!
For the Dressing:
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
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