This Asparagus Ribbon Salad is the summer recipe of my dreams, and I am so excited to share it with you! The different textures and array of flavors in this salad make it a delightful surprise that will have everyone asking you how they can make it too. The good news is, it’s actually fairly simple. Not to mention, fun!

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I’m obsessed with kitchen equipment. Always have been. I admire and respect the tools in my kitchen as a carpenter, gardener or mechanic does theirs’. I feel so passionate about my kitchen toys in fact, on occasion I’ve written about some of them for the Food Network’s Product Puree.

The right kitchen tool can make all the difference in the way your food looks, tastes and feels with it’s feather like pieces in every bite. This Asparagus Ribbon Salad is a perfect example.

Spring is here and emerald stalks of asparagus can be found all over our local farmers’ market. Suffice to say, I’ve been cooking with them non stop. One of my favorite ways to prepare asparagus is to grill the spears with tons of lemon like this, but I also love them sautéed with sugar snap peas or even in a gorgeous quiche (this one is perfect for Mother’s Day, just sayin’).

But back to the salad. I spent last week using one of my most favorite inexpensive kitchen gadgets, this impressive OXO peeler, to create it. The peeler glides over the asparagus, transforming them into delicate ribbons of loveliness. I even enlisted my kids for the preparation, letting them adorn the salad with dressing, a light sprinkling of almonds, and grated parmesan. Together we created something simple yet enticing for our whole family. I have a strong feeling that you’re family will feel the same way too!


Asparagus Ribbon Salad

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Place the asparagus flat on a cutting board, and using a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus into thin ribbons. Hold down the asparagus with your hand on the woody end and start shaving about 1 inch from the bottom to avoid the fibrous section.
  • Place the shaved asparagus in a bowl and top with the almonds and parmesan cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk to combine the olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Drizzle on top of the asparagus and toss to thoroughly combine all the ingredients.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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  4. I consider myself to be a relatively experienced home cook – I love cooking and do so all the time.
    I have made this delicious recipe several times and have made an asparagus ribbon pizza from Smitten Kitchen several times. I love the whole shaved asparagus idea and it is certainly delicious…but I must say that there is NO way that you can shave a pound of asparagus, toast the almonds and prepare this dressing in 5 minutes!!! I have the OXO peeler as well so not an issue of kitchen equipment. I love many of the Weelicious recipes, have the cookbook and will be buying the Lunches cookbook when it is released – I just wish the timelines on this and many other recipes were a bit more realistic.

  5. Another winner from Weelicious! My husband wasn’t a fan and said it tasted too “grassy” because the asparagus was raw. But I thought it was beautiful AND delicious.

  6. This sounds like a salad my asparagus loving wife can enjoy! Thanks for making her day tomorrow. Keep up the good work here, the blog is incredible.

  7. Thank you for this recipe! I made this for dinner and loved it. My hubby thought it had a great flavor. My 6-yr old twins ate aspargus without complaining for the first time! I added some carrot ribbons to the asparagus.

  8. Everyone….I’m making this right now and you do NOT need to cook, steam, or boil the asparagus! It’s delicious! The ribbons are thin enough that it does not taste woody at all. I cut the heads off and just threw them in the salad whole. That are good raw, too. Who knew? 🙂

  9. No need to cook the asparagus! When you shave them they’ll be very thin and with the addition of the lemon juice they’ll soften up quite a bit.

  10. Nope! Shaving the asparagus makes it so thin, and the lemon juice helps to soften it so that it doesn’t have that woody texture!

  11. Hi Catherine,
    Don’t you need to steam, boil or grill the asparagus beforehand? Doesn’t it taste too “woody” when you eat it raw?

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