Recipe: Asparagus Salad With Lemon and Parmesan

A seasonal salad for your table
Closeup of asparagus

This bright, lemony salad is best made with farm-fresh asparagus, which is dressed and eaten raw here. Look for stalks that are bright green with firm, tight tips. Buy it in season from your local farmer’s market.

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  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon shaved Parmesan
  • 8 fresh chives


  1. Break off the tough ends of the asparagus and discard.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to make long thin ribbons of asparagus. Add to a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle over the asparagus ribbons and toss well.
  4. Use the vegetable peeler to shave thin strips from a piece of fresh Parmesan (about 1 tablespoon) and scatter over the salad.
  5. Use kitchen shears to cut the chives into small pieces directly over the salad.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 70
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Protein: 4 g
Total carbohydrate: 7 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 95 mg

Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness.

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