Chilled Lemon Asparagus Salad Recipe

Chilled Lemon Asparagus Salad Recipe

This quick, refreshing dish, packed full of flavor, is the perfect side or healthy lunch.

Ingredients (serves 5 people)

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 2 lemons
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 10 mL (2 teaspoons) sea salt

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  1. Snap or slice the stem ends off the asparagus and discard.

  2. Steam stalks in a covered steaming tray, strainer or colander over a pot of boiling water for approximately 3 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and immediately rinse with cold water.

  4. Zest or finely grate the lemon peels and set aside.

  5. Arrange asparagus in a shallow container and squeeze lemon juice over the top, completely saturating it.

  6. Sprinkle sea salt over asparagus and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, allowing stalks to fully chill.

  7. Transfer asparagus to a chilled plate and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and lemon zest. Serve immediately.

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