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cold asparagus salad with lemon and parmesan
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4.80 from 10 votes

Cold Asparagus Salad with Lemon and Parmesan

Tangy lemon and Dijon pair with savory Parmesan creating a rich and lovely dressing for this chilled salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, lemon, parmesan
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • 1 pound asparagus trimmed and washed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped shallots
  • 2 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese plus more for the garnish
  • 1 tbps lemon zest
  • pinch salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil. Add the asparagus, and when it returns to a boil, drain the asparagus and put it immediately into a bowl of ice-water to stop the cooking process. Drain it when chilled, and set aside.
  • Make the vinaigrette by whisking the lemon juice and Dijon mustard together. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking.
  • Add the finely chopped shallots, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Season with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Chill the asparagus and the dressing separately in the fridge, and before eating, drizzle the dressing over hte asparagus, top with a bit of shaved asparagus, and serve!


Serving: 4spears | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 882IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbohydrates: 4g