Asparagus & Asiago Ribbons with Lemon Dressing




On leisurely days, I love to experiment with complex recipes, as evidenced here and here.  Time is not always on my side though, and especially when entertaining, it’s nice to have a few tried-and-true dishes which I can whip up at a moment’s notice.  My sister first made this asparagus salad for me last Easter, and it has become a part of my repertoire ever since.  The bright flavors are a perfect addition to a Spring meal – and best of all, come together in a matter of minutes.


1 Bunch (1 Lb.) Asparagus

1 Lemon

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Ounces Asiago Cheese

Salt & Pepper to Taste


  1. Trim the tough ends of your asparagus.
  2. With a vegetable peeler, thinly slice the asparagus lengthwise.  The last slice will be slightly thicker than the rest (I always put this slice in the salad because I think the tip is pretty, and I don’t mind the extra texture.  If you choose to leave it out, I recommend chopping the asparagus and saving it to throw into pasta, or another salad.).  Place the slices in a large bowl.
  3. Use the same vegetable peeler technique to create ribbons of Asiago.  Add the cheese to the bowl.
  4. Zest your lemon over the asparagus and Asiago.  Then, juice the lemon and add it to the bowl with the olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  5. Toss and serve!  Note:  The salad is just as good chilled, after a few hours of marinating, so feel free to prepare it ahead of time.




For another easy-peasy Spring recipe, try my sister’s Honey Glazed Carrots.

22 Responses to Asparagus & Asiago Ribbons with Lemon Dressing

  1. Susan says:

    wow! What a beautiful salad!

  2. I’ve never tried asparagus raw…but I do love it with lemon! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. amoyer2013 says:

    OMG! This looks so delicious and simple.

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  5. offlogic says:

    Wherever I live, I always plant some asparagus along the fence line. My oldest daughter got so used to eating plants in the yard we had to watch her very closely after a certain point!

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  7. Love your photos and the recipe looks delicious. Thanks for liking my post, I look forward to more of yours!

  8. This looks tooo good!! Thanks for this recipe! x

  9. I have to try this! Crunchy asparagus with some bright lemon and tangy asiago…oh my gosh can’t wait.

  10. Wow. This is such a fun blog. Love the recipes and looking at the photography is joyful. Thanks a million.

  11. jewel says:

    Carlynn, love your blog, girl! I’m looking so forward to trying this recipe! :)

  12. chefina says:

    I am crazy for asparagus!!! The season is starting and I am looking forward to it!!! Thanx for these nice refreshing salad! I love your photos, great job! :-)

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