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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Shaved Asparagus Salad

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 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

 

 

Directions:

  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.

NOTES:

  • 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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26 Responses to “Shaved Asparagus Salad”

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — May 15, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    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.

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    Paula — May 16, 2014 @ 3:00 am

    Beautiful salad, Naomi! I love the additon of oranges in it!

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    Robyn @ simply fresh dinners — May 16, 2014 @ 4:17 am

    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.

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    marla — May 16, 2014 @ 5:02 am

    Salad clean out is the best way to go!

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    Tieghan Gerard — May 16, 2014 @ 5:09 am

    So, so, so pretty and clean out salads are the best!

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    Heather Christo — May 16, 2014 @ 5:16 am

    I think that salad is beautiful! I love the easter radishes and purple cauliflower!

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    molly yeh — May 16, 2014 @ 5:18 am

    bahahahaha i love birthing salads from a refrigerator clean out!! this one’s a pretty one!!!

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    Maria — May 16, 2014 @ 5:22 am

    Pretty salad!

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    Sini | my blue&white kitchen — May 16, 2014 @ 5:23 am

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

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — May 16, 2014 @ 5:42 am

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

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — May 16, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    Stop being so damn good! LOL! This is sooooo beautiful, I cannot stop looking at it! Absolutely GORGEOUS and healthy! So on this!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — May 16, 2014 @ 6:46 am

    This salad is stunning Naomi! Just love it. Purple cauliflower might be one of my fave veggies ever. Purely from a aesthetic standpoint :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 16, 2014 @ 7:47 am

    Stunning, I love the vivid colors!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 16, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    Holy gorgeous! I’ve never shaved my asparagus but I guess I need to start if my salads will look like this! pinned

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    Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron — May 16, 2014 @ 9:22 am

    I need to get my hands on one of those purple cauliflowers…so gorgeous!

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    Maria @ Box of Stolen Socks — May 16, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    Such a beautiful salad! I have to do a fridge clean up soon but I am scared of what I am going to find in there :)

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    Kate @ Diethood — May 16, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

    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!

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    Mary Frances — May 16, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

    I love the colors in this salad! Gorgeous.

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    Leah Davis — May 16, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

    This is absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous photos!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 16, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    Loving this rainbow salad! It looks awesome!

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    Gaby — May 16, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

    Such a gorgeous salad, almost to pretty to eat!

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    Tahnycooks — May 17, 2014 @ 4:37 am

    I love eating pretty. This salad looks so tasty!

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    DessertForTwo — May 17, 2014 @ 5:16 pm

    I think certain recipes are only appreciated by females. This salad might be one of them. Although, I will admit that I married my husband for his feminine palate. He never scoffs at salad and loves vegetables. This is a good time to admit he grew up in LA, hah.

    Anyway, I’d love to share this salad with you. Do you know the sex of the baby? I’m betting it’s a girl if you’re craving salad, hehehe :)

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    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — May 19, 2014 @ 3:16 am

    What a great raw uber healthy salad. I have been throwing asparagus at every meal since the farmers market is loaded with fresh spears.

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    Elizebeth — May 21, 2014 @ 5:19 am

    Beautiful colors in that salad! Healthy, pretty and tasty–couldn’t ask for more.

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    Henry Watson's Potteries — September 16, 2014 @ 5:46 am

    Our kind of recipe – all in one and so fresh and tasty! Love it :)

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