Shaved Asparagus Salad with Asian Dressing
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
For the Dressing:
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 tsp. chili paste
  • 1 Tbls. honey (or agave nectar)
  • 1 Tbls. rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbls. grape seed oil (or other neutral oil)
  • salt & pepper to taste
For the Salad:
  • 1 bunch thick stalk asparagus, ends trimmed and stalks peeled into ribbons
  • Handfull of thinly sliced cabbage (I used about 2 handfuls)
  • 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced (I used 2)
  • 3 sprigs of mint, leaves removed and finely sliced
  • ⅓ C. peanuts, roughly chopped (I used dry roasted peanuts)
  1. Make the Dressing: In small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients in small jar with lid. Shake well to combine.
  2. Make the Salad: Toss the peeled asparagus ribbons, cabbage, green onions, and mint in medium bowl to combine. Just prior to serving, pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Garnish with chopped peanuts and additional mint (if desired).
Recipe by TGIF - This Grandma is Fun at