Shaved Asparagus Salad with Meyer Lemon & Grana Padano

shaved asparagus salad

Ahhh…Happy Spring, everyone! Doesn’t this salad just radiate springtime?!! I love the snow and love being snowed in even more, but once spring rolls around I’m always more than ready to embrace it. Especially all the fresh produce that’s on its way. Farmer’s markets get busy again and you can stroll through them in shorts and sandals instead of heavy coats and scarves. It’s just around the corner!

This recipe for asparagus salad is light and refreshing, not to mention crazy easy. Once you’ve shaved your asparagus you just drizzle over a good extra-virgin olive oil and some meyer lemon (in season now and costs just a smidge more than regular lemons). Let it sit for half an hour or so, plate and top with shaved pana gradano cheese and zest from the lemon. Parmigiano Reggiano would be a good second choice for the cheese and regular lemons would work fine, too. Just try this recipe for asparagus – you’ll be happy you did! (One of my readers on Facebook commented that this would be a good salad for Easter; I think she’s right).



  1. says

    It does indeed radiate springtime! Asparagus is the quintessential springtime vegetable and this is a really fresh and delicious way to serve it.

    • says

      It's actually the same cheese. At the two stores I shop at most frequently one marks it Grana Padano and the other one (which I shop at much less frequently because it's pretty overpriced) marks it Pana Gradano. I should have mentioned that in the post so glad you brought that up! Cheers.

  2. Anonymous says

    Looks like the picture of spring. Never had raw, shaved asparagus like this.I'm definitely going to have to give it a whirl.

  3. Kelly Senyei says

    Even though March is long gone, I stumbled across this recipe and now can't resist making it! I love shaved Parm on any salad, and this looks like a stunning combo of citrus and salt. Thanks for sharing!

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