Shaved Asparagus Salad

Did you know that you can eat raw asparagus? You sure can, especially when it’s fresh and local. Mairlyn Smith shows us a shaved asparagus salad!


Did you know that you can eat raw asparagus? You sure can, especially when it’s fresh and local.  Mairlyn Smith shows us a great shaved asparagus salad!

Makes 4 cups (1 L)

One serving = 1 cup (250 mL)

Salad:

– 1 lb (500 g) fresh local asparagus

– 1 small shallot, sliced very thinly

– 1 tbsp (15 mL) capers, rinsed, patted dry and minced

– Zest of 1 lemon

Dressing:

– 2 tbsp (30 mL) cold pressed canola oil or extra virgin olive oil

– 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice

– 1 tsp (5 mL) liquid honey

Method:

1.    Rinse asparagus and pat dry.

2.    Leaving the woody ends on – hold that end and then using a potato peeler peel the asparagus starting at the end and working your way down to the tip.

3.    Place shaved pieces in a large bowl.

4.    Add shallots, capers, lemon zest and toss.

5.    Dressing: in a small bowl whisk together oil, lemon juice and honey.

6.    Pour over salad and toss. Serve.

Nutrient breakdown per 1 cup (250 mL) serving = 97 calories, 7 g total fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 3 mg sodium, 7.6 g carbs, 2.8 g fibre, 3.9 g sugars, 3 g protein.

Courtesy Mairlyn Smith http://www.mairlynsmith.com/

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