Recipe: Asparagus Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Recipe: Asparagus Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Warm, spring weather has arrived in Napa and we’ve been craving seasonal, fresh vegetables. Green vegetables don’t always pair seamlessly with wine, unless you add the ingredient that makes everything better: cheese! Try this delicious and refreshing salad recipe as a side dish next time you barbecue, and pair with our delightful Sauvignon Blanc.

Shaved Raw Asparagus with Parmesan Dressing

2 pounds large asparagus
1 cup coarsely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (3 ounces)
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp warm water
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
fresh lemon zest for garnish

Using a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus into long, thin strips and transfer to a large serving bowl.

In a small bowl, mix the Parmigiano-Reggiano with the lemon juice, water and olive oil. Add to the asparagus and toss to coat. Season the salad with salt and pepper, top with lemon zest and serve.



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