20-Minute Shaved Asparagus & Tomato Salad
Course Type: Entreé Salad, Healthy Options, Side Salad

20-Minute Shaved Asparagus & Tomato Salad

  • 20 Minutes
20-Minute Shaved Asparagus & Tomato Salad

Forgo traditional lettuce for shaved asparagus in this delicious and unique salad.

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Ingredients:

For croutons:
  • 1/2 lb. French or Italian bread, preferably slightly stale
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
For dressing:
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for serving
For salad:
  • 1 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 (10 oz) container NatureSweet® Cherubs® tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Shaved parmesan, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Tear bread into approximately 1” cubes and spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour olive oil, thyme, and salt over bread and toss to combine. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 10-12 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients for the dressing until combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  3. Shave asparagus spears with a vegetable peeler along the length to create thin ribbons. In a medium bowl, toss shaved asparagus with dressing until coated.
  4. To assemble the salad, arrange shaved asparagus on a serving plate. Top with Cherubs® tomatoes and shallots. Garnish with pine nuts, parsley, shaved parmesan, croutons, and black pepper