Shaved Asparagus Salad

It’s been crazy hot here and made worse by that fact that I’m super pregnant and nearly immobile from being gi-normous. With that, I decided a hearty spring salad was an order. Something fresh, flavorful and full of bright colors. I know, this is a total  hodge podge, but my salads usually are. In fact, they are usually born from a refrigerator clean out.

Shaved Asparagus Salad Ingredients - Bakers Royale

These clean outs are a total hit or miss with my family. And this was a miss, by a long shot. Thankfully, Matt made the entree for last night’s dinner—for the win. Wah. I even threw in honey tangerines, a favorite for the little guy and he still passed on my spring salad.

Well at least I have left overs for lunch today.

Shaved Asparagus Salad Ingredients via Bakers Royale

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this recipe

Shaved Asparagus Salad

Yield: 4 servings


  • 8 large asparagus stalks, shaved
  • 2 large carrots, shaved
  • 1 1/2 cup brown rice (or quinoa or any grain of your choice)
  • 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed and blanched
  • 2 honey tangerine, peeled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice.
  • 2-3 radishes, sliced
  • 7-8 purple cabbage florets, grated




  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and drizzle lemon juice on top and toss to coat. Serve with a champagne vinaigrette or your preferred dressing.


  • To blanch broccolini : Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add broccolini and cook 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop it from cooking.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I am almost more envious of your weather right now than you getting to eat this beautiful salad! It is freezing in the southern hemisphere but this salad will definitely be on the summer menu soon.

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    What a great combination of ingredients! Don’t you love it when fabulous dishes come together from leftovers in the fridge? Nothing better.
    As always, your photography, with it’s vibrant colours, is stunning.

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSini | my blue&white kitchen says

    This is such a beautiful salad! You have captured its beauty so well in these pictures. Hope you’ll have a great weekend!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonNorma | Allspice and Nutmeg says

    This is so pretty. I would love a clean out salad like this one.

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Poor mother nature – she’s so confused. It’s literally freezing out here. Our heater is back on. Whatevs. Gimme me that gorgeous salad, puhlease!