Shaved Asparagus, Radish & Fennel Salad


Happy, happy first day of May! I don’t know about you but I couldn’t be more excited that this month as finally arrived and from what I can tell, spring weather is here to stay (at least for another month or so).  

While it has been a bit rainy lately, the weather has been much warmer and generally once we make it to May around here we are pretty safe from any sort of snow.  That might sound crazy to say but we really have gotten snow in May here before (on Mother’s Day, actually), so you can’t exactly rule it out but you can pretty much count on temperatures in the 40’s and above. 

Anyway, all this mild weather we’ve been having really has me craving fresh, seasonal veggies from the farmer’s market.  Except, our farmers market isn’t quite “open” yet and really the only thing that’s seasonal and fresh around here is asparagus. 

So, in the interim while I wait (another whole month), I decided to hold myself over and satisfy my seasonal cravings with a freshly shaved asparagus salad! 

Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Fennel Salad Recipe TheFitFoodieMama.com

Isn’t it pretty? And it’s simple too.  

While shaving the salad does take a little labor, I totally promise that it’s worth it. 

Other than that, I used the spiralizer to shave the radish and the fennel and drizzled some lemon-tarragon dressing on top and violà- you have yourself a perfectly delicious shaved springtime asparagus salad! 

Shaved Asparagus, Radish & Fennel Salad Recipe TheFitFoodieMama.com

Shaved Asparagus, Radish & Fennel Salad Recipe TheFitFoodieMama.com

Shaved Asparagus, Radish & Fennel Salad Recipe TheFitFoodieMama.com

Doesn’t it look delish? So fresh, so seasonal and so yummy your taste buds will be doing the tango 😉 Haha! 

The lemon-tarragon dressing really ties it together and only takes seconds to make! So much better than store bought dressing, I promise.  

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Shaved Asparagus, Radish & Fennel Salad Recipe TheFitFoodieMama.com

 

Shaved Asparagus, Radish & Fennel Salad

with Lemon-Tarragon Dressing


RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, shaved
  • 1 bunch of radishes, sliced thin
  • 1 head of fennel, sliced thin
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped 
  • salt & pepper to taste. 

 

Directions: 

  1. Rinse and dry vegetables. 
  2. Remove woody stems from asparagus and use vegetable peeler to shave each stalk of asparagus and add to large bowl.  
  3. Remove leafy bunches from radishes and fennel bulb.
  4. Slice or spiralize radishes and fennel bulb adding then add to shaved asparagus. 
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, tarragon and salt and pepper.  
  6. Plate shaved asparagus salad and drizzle lemon-tarragon dressing over top. 
  7. Enjoy immediately. 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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