Shaved Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette and Pecorino
A bright and citrusy shaved asparagus salad with Pecorino Romano cheese.
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
for the lemon vinaigrette
  • 2tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1/4cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
for the asparagus
  • 1.5lbs asparagus
  • 3-4oz block Pecorino Romano cheese2 oz grated plus more for shaving
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
for the lemon vinaigrette
  1. in a small bowl add the lemon juice, champagne vinegar, salt and pepper. Simultaneously whisk and drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil.
for the asparagus and to complete the dish
  1. Break off the ends (the bottom 1″ or so) of the asparagus. With a vegetable peeler, beginning just before the tips, shave the asparagus to where it is paper thin but not so thin that you cannot shave a full strip. Reserve the tips and slice them thinly with a knife. Add the asparagus to a bowl and dress like a salad with the lemon vinaigrette (note: it may not require all of it). Add the grated Pecorino Romano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the asparagus to plates and shave the remaining Pecorino Romano with a vegetable peeler. Garnish the asparagus with the shaved Pecorino Romano.