Shaved asparagus salad

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Finely shaving the asparagus means the stalks can be eaten practically raw, which is bound to be a first for your guests

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 429
  • fat 36g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 3g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 24g
  • salt 2.64g


  • 10 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 300g lemon thyme sprigs, leaves stripped
  • 6 slices prosciutto, torn
  • 50g parmesan, shaved


  1. Cut the tips away from the asparagus stalks, then cook the tips in boiling water for 2 mins before plunging into iced water. Cook the stalks for 30 secs, then plunge into iced water, too. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice and lemon thyme together in a bowl and season with pepper. Using a swivel-blade vegetable peeler, strip ribbons off the stalks, dropping them into the bowl of dressing as you go.

  2. To serve, place a pile of asparagus ribbons in the centre of each plate. Drape the prosciutto around the side, scatter over the asparagus tips and Parmesan, then drizzle with some dressing from the bowl.

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