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Shaved Asparagus Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing
Makes 8.
By Sobey's


  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.


  • 1 1/2lbs (750 g) medium to large asparagus, trimmed (about 24 spears)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) pesto
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) Parmesan curls
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt