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Shaved Ontario Asparagus Salad

Everything tastes better when it’s beautiful! Use Ontario asparagus to create this gorgeous shaved asparagus salad!

4 servings

Shaved Asparagus Salad
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  • ¾ lb (375 g) thick Ontario Asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 cups (750 mL) baby arugula
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) toasted pine nuts
  • 2 ozs (60 g) shredded aged Gouda cheese (about 1 cup/250 mL)
  • Dressing
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp (22.5 mL) lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) liquid honey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. In small bowl, combine dressing ingredients; set aside.
  2. Remove the tips of the asparagus and place in a large bowl. Working with 1 asparagus spear at a time, use a vegetable peeper to shave spears into long, thin shavings, discarding the outer layers. (Spears are easier to handle if laid on a flat surface). Add shavings to a large bowl and toss with half dressing. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to soften asparagus slightly.
  3. To serve, add arugula, pine nuts and cheese and toss with a bit more dressing. Serve immediately, with additional freshly ground pepper, if desired.


Nutrients per serving (1/4 recipe): 284 calories, 26 g total fat, 276 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 8 g protein. Excellent source of folate. Good source of magnesium, iron and zinc.

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