Shaved Asparagus Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 20min
Serves 8
1 1/2 lbs
(approx. 24 spears) medium to large asparagus, trimmed of woody stems
750 g
2 tsp
Proven├žal Pesto
10 mL
2 tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
30 mL
3 tbsp
fresh lemon juice
45 mL
1/2 tsp
lemon zest
2 mL
3/4 cup
Parmesan curls
175 mL
1/2 tsp
salt
2 mL
0
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
0
calories
60
fat
4.5 g
saturated fat
1 g
carbs
3 g
protein
3 g
cholestrol
5 mg
fibre
1 g
sodium
210 mg
potassium
55 mg

Directions

  1. Remove asparagus tips and set aside. With a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus lengthwise into thin strips. When asparagus gets too small to continue shaving, set aside.

  2. Chop the remaining asparagus into 1/2 inch (1 cm) pieces and place in bowl with the shaved asparagus and reserved tips.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the pesto, olive oil, lemon juice and zest. Pour the vinaigrette over the asparagus; scatter the asparagus tips and Parmesan curls overtop. Season with salt and pepper. Pack in a resealable container and keep chilled until ready to serve.