20-Minute Shaved Asparagus & Tomato Salad" />
20 Minutes
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Course Type: Healthy Options, Side Dishes, Salads, Vegetarian Dishes, Tomatoes,

20-Minute Shaved Asparagus & Tomato Salad

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

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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


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.
In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients for the dressing until combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
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.
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
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