Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad

Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad

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Filled with tender asparagus ribbons, fresh arugula, and a lemony pesto sauce, this Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad is perfect to enjoy as a main dish or simple side dish. Easy to prepare and with a light and fresh flavor, you’ll fall in love with the taste and texture of these fresh greens!

Shaved asparagus is the new ‘it’ food in my mind.

Sure, I know it’s been around for a while, and I’ve seen lots of recipes floating around Pinterest world with shaved asparagus. But for me, it’s a game-changer!

Why have I never tried shaved asparagus before? And tell me, have you tried it? Thoughts?

The texture, the flavor, the gorgeous ribbons…mind-blowing, friends! I’m now thinking of all the foods that I can shave with my vegetable peeler…!

But, for now, I’ll stick to this Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad.

Filled with tender asparagus ribbons, fresh arugula, and a lemony pesto sauce, this Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad is perfect to enjoy as a main dish or simple side dish. Easy to prepare and with a light and fresh flavor, you’ll fall in love with the taste and texture of these fresh greens!

Truth be told, since I plan my editorial calendar for blogging months in advance, I made this salad back in May. But, ever since then, I’ve been hooked! I mean, how could you go wrong with just a few simple ingredients that packs such a powerful punch?

This Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad is filled with nutritious ingredients, literally takes just minutes to assemble, and is oh-so fresh and flavorful. It just screams summer deliciousness, don’t ya think?

If eating raw asparagus just isn’t your thing, you can easily saute the asparagus in a little bit of olive oil until crisp-tender before adding it to the arugula. But whatever you do, I guarantee you’ll love the taste and texture of shaved asparagus.

And the possibilities for this salad are endless. Serve it as a delicious, meatless entree; pair it alongside some fresh salmon or a sandwich; or add some chicken and make a hearty meal. See what I mean?

So grab that fresh summer produce and whip up this light and easy Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad for a simple lunch or dinner…you’ll be glad you did!

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Yields 4 servings

Shaved Asparagus Pest

Filled with tender asparagus ribbons, fresh arugula, and a lemony pesto sauce, this Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad is perfect to enjoy as a main dish or simple side dish. Easy to prepare and with a light and fresh flavor, you'll fall in love with the taste and texture of these fresh greens!

10 minPrep Time

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Filled with tender asparagus ribbons, fresh arugula, and a lemony pesto sauce, this Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad is perfect to enjoy as a main dish or simple side dish. Easy to prepare and with a light and fresh flavor, you’ll fall in love with the taste and texture of these fresh greens!

Sure, I know it’s been around for a while, and I’ve seen lots of recipes floating around Pinterest world with shaved asparagus. But for me, it’s a game-changer!

The texture, the flavor, the gorgeous ribbons…mind-blowing, friends! I’m now thinking of all the foods that I can shave with my vegetable peeler…!

But, for now, I’ll stick to this Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad.

Filled with tender asparagus ribbons, fresh arugula, and a lemony pesto sauce, this Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad is perfect to enjoy as a main dish or simple side dish. Easy to prepare and with a light and fresh flavor, you’ll fall in love with the taste and texture of these fresh greens!

Truth be told, since I plan my editorial calendar for blogging months in advance, I made this salad back in May. But, ever since then, I’ve been hooked! I mean, how could you go wrong with just a few simple ingredients that packs such a powerful punch?

This Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad is filled with nutritious ingredients, literally takes just minutes to assemble, and is oh-so fresh and flavorful. It just screams summer deliciousness, don’t ya think?

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Strawberry Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

Shaved Asparagus Pest

Filled with tender asparagus ribbons, fresh arugula, and a lemony pesto sauce, this Shaved Asparagus Pesto Salad is perfect to enjoy as a main dish or simple side dish. Easy to prepare and with a light and fresh flavor, you'll fall in love with the taste and texture of these fresh greens!

10 minPrep Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 3 cups fresh baby arugula
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest plus juice from one lemon
  • 1/4 cup pesto (or this homemade Easy Basil Pesto)
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