Shaved asparagus salad

Shaved asparagus salad

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2

Finely shaving the asparagus means the stalks can be eaten practically raw, which is bound to be a first for your guests

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal429
  • fat36g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.64g
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  • 10 asparagus spears, trimmed



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  • juice 1 lemon



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  • 30g lemon thyme sprigs, leaves stripped



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 6 slices prosciutto, torn



    Prosciutto is a sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is…

  • 50g parmesan, shaved



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Cut the tips away from the asparagus stalks, then cook the tips in boiling water for 2 mins before plunging into iced water. Cook the stalks for 30 secs, then plunge into iced water, too. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice and lemon thyme together in a bowl and season with pepper. Using a swivel-blade vegetable peeler, strip ribbons off the stalks, dropping them into the bowl of dressing as you go.

  2. To serve, place a pile of asparagus ribbons in the centre of each plate. Drape the prosciutto around the side, scatter over the asparagus tips and Parmesan, then drizzle with some dressing from the bowl.

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8th May, 2009
Surely that's 30g of lemon thyme, not 300g?!
30th Dec, 2008
Did this for some foodie friends and we all thought it was a keeper...
18th Jun, 2008
I have made this for a dinner party for 9 people and they all loved it very much. I had so many complements. It was very fresh and light. It is so simple to make, so I will make this again, that's for certain.
20th Apr, 2008
I made the recipe but also added prawns (five per person). The preparation was so simple and it looked very appetizing and classy! All five guests raved about the taste!! This is something I will make again, for certain.
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