Shaved Asparagus Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette

Raw asparagus and mâche give this salad a crisp bite and a spring vibe. Along those lines, chef Vitaly Paley, of Paley's Place in Portland, Oregon, sometimes swaps thinly sliced raw artichoke hearts for the asparagus to deliver a similar mild, fresh crunch.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup white truffle oil (see Tips)

  • 4 thick asparagus spears, trimmed

  • 4 cups mâche or baby spinach

  • 1 head endive, trimmed, leaves separated

  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • ¾ cup shaved Parmesan cheese

  • 1 fresh white truffle, shaved (optional; see Tips)


  1. Whisk lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk in truffle oil.

  2. Shave asparagus into long strips using a vegetable peeler; thinly slice what can't be shaved. Add the asparagus, mâche (or spinach), endive, radishes and parsley to the dressing; toss to combine. Transfer to a platter. Sprinkle with Parmesan and garnish with shaved truffle, if desired.


Tips: Truffle oil is best used at room temperature or slightly warm for the best flavor. Find it at well-stocked grocery stores and specialty markets.

To shave fresh truffles, use a truffle slicer, a mandoline or a vegetable peeler.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
12g Fat
5g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 11%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 3457IU 69%
Vitamin C 30mg 33%
Folate 34mcg 9%
Sodium 296mg 13%
Calcium 178mg 14%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 42mg 10%
Potassium 167mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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