BY LIFE’S LITTLE SWEETS
Shaved Asparagus Salad has shaved, raw asparagus, a homemade, light, lemon vinaigrette dressing and topped with Parmesan cheese, grilled lemons, and toasted croutons.
– 1 bunch of asparagus, washed, ends trimmed, sliced thin on the mandolin slicer – 1 cup croutons, amount to taste (if you are making the croutons, you will need 1-2 tablespoons butter + 2 slices of bread cut into cubes)
Prepare the Asparagus: Cut the tough part of the asparagus off.
Prepare the Basic Vinaigrette Dressing: In a mason jar with a list (or dressing shaker), add the canola oil and white wine vinegar, shake until mixed.
Grill the Lemon: Using a grill pan, on the stovetop, over medium heat, melt 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter add the lemon halves, cut side down on the grill, and grill a couple of minutes, or until they start to brown.
Prepare the Croutons : Cut 2-4 slices of bread into squares, meanwhile, over low-medium heat, melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter in a cast-iron skillet, add the bread, toast for a few minutes until golden and crips, season with a sprinkle of kosher salt and pepper if you wish.