Hi guys! Judy here from I’m Bored Let’s Go with another tasty summertime salad that I loved and couldn’t wait to share with you all. This Shaved Asparagus Salad with Asian Dressing is fantastic!
Recently I made a Shaved Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette (and topped it with salmon) which was so incredible that when I came across this recipe for asparagus salad from The First Mess on Pinterest I knew it had to be good. I love the Asian flare the dressing has with it’s chili paste, rice vinegar and sesame oil, along with ginger, garlic, lime, and honey. A delightful combination.
No need to turn on any ovens or stove for this recipe. It’s a raw salad! Perfect for hot days when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen.
To make this shaved asparagus salad discard the tough bottoms and don’t use the tops, but don’t throw those tops away, save them for another recipe. Instead of cutting off the tops of the asparagus I found it easiest to peel the asparagus by holding on to the head. Using a good, sharp vegetable peeler is essential.
If you love asparagus as much as I do, you’re gonna love this Shaved Asparagus Salad with Asian Dressing. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Shaved Asparagus Salad with Asian Dressing
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
- 1/3 C. peanuts roughly chopped (I used dry roasted peanuts)
- Make the Dressing: In small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients in small jar with lid. Shake well to combine.
- 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).
See you next month!
P.S. Here’s a few more of my favorite salads I’m sure you’ll enjoy: