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March 13, 2022

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I’ve been trying to get creative with how I cook my vegetables, so that I want to eat more vegetables. Hence the shaved asparagus!

Not everyone is a fan of asparagus, but if you haven’t tried them in this noodle-like form you might really like them! I prepared them with some of my favorite asian-inspired flavors to give them that flavor profile I crave so much. This dish would be great as a lunch, a side, or as a noodle alternative that I could eat any day.

When it comes to cooking these recipes, they’re usually born out of curiosity and just having fun with ingredients I love, or want to love! This asparagus is one of those recipes that is just so tasty, with just a few simple ingredients.

Stir-fry Shaved Asparagus
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Stir-fry Shaved Asparagus

This Asian-inspired dish is a great lunch, side dish, or could even be a great substitute for noodles.
Course: Lunch, Side Dish


  • 1 bunch asparagus shaved or sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp coarse mustard
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp veganaise or mayonaise
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds toasted


  • After shaving the asparagus, soak it in ice water for 5-10 minutes. Remove and let drain for another 5 minutes before cooking.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the ginger, mustard, vinegar, soy sauce, veganaise (mayo), honey, and salt. Adjust seasonings as desired, and set aside.
  • Heat a sauté pan on medium heat. Add the olive oil and sesame oil, then immediately add the asparagus. Toss and sauté for about a minute, then add the garlic and a pinch of salt. Sauté another minute.
  • Remove from the heat and add about half the dressing. Toss to coat, add more dressing as desired. Top with toasted sesame seeds and serve warm.

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  1. Yvette says:

    The mandolin suggestion is an exercise in frustration. I’ve done it for a shaved asparagus pizza (yum) I find success with a vegetable peeler and then when the stalks get too small, julienne them and call it a day. Look for heftier stalks at the store.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Asparagus is one of those veggies I’m familiar with, but it’s a tough pill to swallow. This sounds SO good though, I would totally eat this!!

  3. Megan says:

    5 stars
    Ok I made this tonight but what am I doing wrong?! It took all night to shave the asparagus 🤣

  4. Julie S says:

    I want to eat more veggies than the moderate amount I currently do, too! I’m a decent home cook as a homeschooling mom with multiple food sensitivities… lots of practice :) But I find I get very resistant to recipes involving lots of ingredients, steps, or resultant dirty dishes for a proportionally small amount of food – the cost/benefit is just not there for me. This one does seem doable and I have printed it out!

  5. Olivia says:

    This sounds very yummy. Can’t wait to try it. But honest legit question.m, how do you shave asparagus? What room do you use and is it easy or will I lose a finger or two 🤪 TIA!

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