Shaved asparagus with lemon dressing makes an elegant side to your meal and wakes up the palate with every bite. It also makes for a great presentation and turns even a simple meal into an elegant one.
Trim, or snap off the woody ends of the asparagus. It should only be about 1 ½ inches, more or less from the bottoms.
Lay one stalk on its side along the edge of the cutting board. With a vegetable peeler, shave one long strip. It’s ok if it breaks or the tip completely comes off as you will see that happened to me in the pictures in the post. Flip the stalk over so the flat edge is on the bottom to keep it from wobbling, and continue to shave the stalk. Repeat with remaining asparagus.
Transfer the asparagus shavings into a large bowl along with the grated Pecorino cheese.
Make the dressing:
In a measuring cup, combine the dressing ingredients and mix it up with a fork or small whisk. Taste the dressing and add enough salt and pepper to your taste.
Drizzle dressing over the asparagus and toss to coat.
Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
This can be prepared ahead. Just note the asparagus will soften as it marinates in the dressing. It's still delicious!
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