Shaved Asparagus Salad With Ginger and Sesame

Shaved Asparagus Salad With Ginger and Sesame

Succulent, fat, fresh asparagus is thinly sliced by hand for this raw salad — easier than you'd think, and safer than using a mandoline. It’s very refreshing and bright tasting.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Make the dressing: In a small bowl, stir together rice vinegar, ginger, garlic and brown sugar. Add jalapeño and sesame oil, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Snap or cut off the tough bottoms of each asparagus spear. With a vegetable peeler, peel each tough-skinned spear, starting halfway down from tip and peeling toward bottom end.
  3. Step 3

    Cut the asparagus at a long diagonal into very thin slices (not paper thin — about the width of a thinly sliced onion). Place asparagus slices in a wide salad bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss lightly. Add the ginger dressing and toss to coat well. Taste and adjust. Add scallions and lime juice and toss again.
  4. Step 4

    Garnish with mint leaves and cilantro sprigs. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.