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Shaved Asparagus and Carrot Salad

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A fun way to eat asparagus and carrots! Pasta-like or a unique salad, either way you look at it, this is a delicious new way to incorporate veggies in your meals!

On Monday evening, I sat in rush hour traffic for two hours. It took me two freaking hours to get home from work. The traffic in this area is insane. I feel like you don’t know traffic or the definition of it until you’ve driven in the DC/Northern Virginia area. Holy balls. I didn’t think I was getting home Monday night. And what’s worse (better?) is that there wasn’t an accident to warrant the traffic. It was just because of the area!!

I pretty much was over it by the time I got home and all I wanted to do was sit down and watch some Parenthood. We ended up eating a very kiddy dinner. We had chicken nuggets and tater tots. I mean, some nights just call for that, right? We’re on season 4 right now and man, I thought I was emotional with the other seasons. I think so far season 4 takes the cake. I’ve cried every episode BUT season 4, episode 11? Yeah, let’s just say you need to prepare a box of tissues. Omgggg I never thought Kristina could evoke these emotions out of me. So just take a moment and imagine me sitting in front of my tv eating chicken nuggets, tater tots, and crying. That was my Monday night. How was yours? Haha

A fun way to eat asparagus and carrots! Pasta-like or a unique salad, either way you look at it, this is a delicious new way to incorporate veggies in your meals!

This idea of a shaved asparagus and carrot salad came out of nowhere. I was racking my brain for something to make with the asparagus I had just picked up at Costco and I randomly asked Jason, “omg, what if I SHAVED the asparagus and tossed it in a light dressing?!” and he was like ‘sure, that sounds cool.” I did it and this is basically one of the coolest things ever. It’s kinda like using a spiralizer for zoodles but only with a vegetable peeler. It’s like a healthy spin on pasta or a fun way to eat salad. However you want to spin it. Either way, it’s a fun way to present asparagus and carrots!

A fun way to eat asparagus and carrots! Pasta-like or a unique salad, either way you look at it, this is a delicious new way to incorporate veggies in your meals!

Shaved Asparagus and Carrot Salad

This is a delicious new way to incorporate veggies in your meals!
Prep Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 35 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds asparagus, washed
  • 6 large carrots, washed
  • Your favorite light salad dressing

Instructions

  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel the asparagus (underneath the head) and carrots into long thin strips. Save the heads of asparagus as you can eat them with the salad, too.
  • In a medium pot, bring water to a boil then turn off the heat. Blanch asparagus (including the heads) and carrots together for 2-3 minutes then remove and shock them in an ice bath or under cold water.
  • Pat dry the asparagus and carrots and place in a bowl. Toss with your favorite salad dressing and cover the bowl and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Prior to serving, toss salad again and add sliced almonds on top.
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suzanne b

Thursday 20th of August 2015

Very inventive and cool! Love the font use in recipe title........gang u share the name? Thanks!

Julie

Thursday 20th of August 2015

It's called Syncopate

Megan {Country Cleaver}

Sunday 29th of March 2015

Two hours? I would dieeee!!! This salad looks so fresh for spring!

Betty

Friday 27th of March 2015

Looks delicious! This remind me of my aunts salad with shaved celery and carrots, Lotus Roots, onion, shrimp, pork, and Vietnamese coriander mixed with a homemade vinaigrette. It's the best.

Jenny Flake

Thursday 26th of March 2015

This salad!!! Want!

Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

Thursday 26th of March 2015

simplistic and beautiful!