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Creamy shaved asparagus salad with creamy Parmesan dressing on a blue plate
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Shaved Asparagus Salad With Creamy Parmesan Dressing

A fresh new addition to your asparagus repertoire! This fast, easy and super healthy Shaved Asparagus Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing will be your new number one go-to this summer.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, creamy, easy, Parmesan, salad
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Andrea

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus spears. thicker are better
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2% or higher
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan shavings for garnish optional

Instructions

For The Asparagus

  • Snap the bottom end from one asparagus spear letting it naturally break where it wants to. Use this to guide you in trimming the rest all together with a knife. Discard the ends. Wash the spears in several changes of cold water to remove all the sand.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, hold onto the tips and peel each spear until there is nothing left. The tips will break off. Add those to your bowl of prepared asparagus.

Creamy Parmesan Dressing

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except the Parmesan shavings, if using. Pour over asparagus spears using enough to coat generously.
  • Toss together well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or more.
  • Using a vegetable peeler or a cheese slicer prepare a few large shavings of Parmesan cheese for garnish. Set aside and use to top your plated salad.

Notes

This salad keeps for several days covered, in the fridge.
The dressing keeps for a week.