Shaved Asparagus Salad with Feta and Peas

16 May
Shaved Asparagus Salad with Feta and Peas

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Feta and Peas

This is a beautiful spring salad inspired by my wonderful foodie blogging friend Seana over at Cottage Grove House. She inspires me to make a lot of wonderful and healthy dishes. I didn’t have great hopes that my somewhat picky family would enjoy this, but I enjoyed the flavors of this immensely! “I like my asparagus steamed with butter,” said hubby. “It was OK, but there wasn’t much dressing on it,” said daughter. My daughter was at some event when I made this and wrapped a bowl and left it in the fridge for her for later. The lemon juice and oil was in a separate container next to it. She didn’t add any dressing to it! Ahhh, such is the life when introducing new foods and flavors. Nonetheless, I am sharing this recipe for you in hopes that others might see the bright flavors you could enjoy with such a salad.

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Feta and Peas
Adapted from Cottage Grove House recipe

1 bunch asparagus, washed and well-dried (tough ends removed)
1/4 cup green peas, fresh or frozen and thawed
1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) pine nuts
2 ounces feta, crumbled
1 big handful Spring Mix lettuce
Juice from half a lemon
Extra virgin olive oil
Ground black pepper
Sea salt

Shave the asparagus into ribbons using a vegetable peeler by holding the base of the stalk with one hand and running the peeler down to the tip. Leave the tips whole to add to the salad. Rotate the asparagus 90 degrees each time you shave, until each stalk is shaved through. (Hint: buy the thicker asparagus, itโ€™s much easier to shave.)

Bowl of Shaved Asparagus

Bowl of Shaved Asparagus

Toss the asparagus ribbons with the peas, pine nuts, feta, and Spring Mix lettuce.

Asparagus Salad Ready for Spring Mix and Dressing

Asparagus Salad Ready for Spring Mix and Dressing

Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over all, and season with fresh ground pepper and salt, to taste. Serve immediately.

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17 Responses to “Shaved Asparagus Salad with Feta and Peas”

  1. teagan geneviene May 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    Kathryn, that is one gorgeous salad, I can just imagine all the complex flavors. I wish i were close enough to eat what your family didn’t want. ๐Ÿ˜€ You did a great job with the photos (as always) too. Hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger May 16, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      Thanks so much Teagan! I’m about to go board the train and see what adventures await me at your place! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Gerlinde May 16, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    I just have to try eating shaved raw asparagus . Your salad looks appetizing and healthy.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger May 16, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

      Thank you so much Gerlinde! I need to pop over to your website to see what you’ve been cooking lately.

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  3. StefanGourmet May 17, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    Hi Kathryn, great foodie minds think alike as I have some (white) asparagus in my fridge that I was planning on shaving. Don’t think I’ve ever had raw asparagus before, so that will be a first. I wasn’t sure about trying it, so thanks for the support.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger May 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

      Hi Stefan, I have been out of town for over a week. I hope you enjoyed it!

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      • StefanGourmet May 25, 2015 at 7:37 am #

        The shaved white asparagus had a pleasant elegant flavor. I can see how it would work in a salad with a little salt and with peas.

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  4. Michelle Williams May 17, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    What a great recipe. Perfect for spring. Love the crisp greens with the pine nut crunch and the creaminess of the feta. Thank you for sharing.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger May 24, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

      You are welcome Michelle! I have been out of town for a week and just now got back to my computer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. tableofcolors May 18, 2015 at 3:38 am #

    Love asparagus…my favorite spring vegetable and the salad looks perfect!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger May 24, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

      Thank you so much for your comment, asparagus is a wonderful spring veggie, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Conor Bofin May 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    So simple, so delicious looking. Great job Kathryn.

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  7. tinywhitecottage May 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    So glad you made it! ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks fantastic. I’m so glad you enjoyed it Kathryn and pleased you made it even though you didn’t think it would go over well. I love this salad and have made it two more times since I posted it. My son doesn’t like it either but since both my husband and I like it I keep making it anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the link love ! xx

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    • anotherfoodieblogger May 24, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

      You are so welcome and thank you back! Sorry, been out of town for a week. I’ll make it again for myself in the future, for sure!. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. neela manogar May 19, 2015 at 12:54 am #

    Salad looks delicious and healthy.

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