Shaved Asparagus Salad


  • 2 lb. asparagus, washed well and shaved with a vegetable peeler.
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup toasted nuts (pine nuts, sliced almonds, walnuts etc.)
  • ½ cup shaved Parmesan or Pecorino Romano
  • ¼ cup slivered basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: 2-3 cups cooked cannellini beans


  1. Shave the asparagus from the stem end to the tip. Save the ends for other recipes
  2. Add the other ingredients and toss well. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  3. If not serving immediately, wait to add the basil until just before serving.
  4. This salad can be made ahead and held in the refrigerator for several hours.