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EASY HEALTHY RECIPE - Shaved Asparagus Salad & Fun Facts

We all know that asparagus makes our pee smell but there's so much more to this green machine! Get all of our fun facts plus a healthy and delicious Shaved Asparagus Salad recipe in our video.


1 lb asparagus, trimmed
1 small fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced
2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
4 large radishes, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

Lemon Vinaigrette
¼ olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp honey
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
¼ cup toasted pistachios, coarsely chopped


1) Using a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus into ribbons and place in a large bowl. Place the asparagus tips in with the shaved asparagus and add the fennel, cucumbers, radishes, celery, mint and parsley.
2) For the dressing, whisk olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper. Toss together, place on a serving dish and sprinkle with shaved Parmesan and pistachios.

Serves 4