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Fresh seasonal asparagus grated and combined with carrots, fresh fennel, cilantro, and apple for an Easy Asparagus Salad. Served with a 5-ingredient dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, grey sea salt and pepper. Thinly sliced radishes, red onions or chopped green onions, and sprouts make perfect garnishes. Find the recipe at

Easy Asparagus Salad

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  • Author: Chantal | Fresh is Real
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free | Allergen-Friendly | Plant-Based


Looking for new ways to prepare and enjoy asparagus? Try this easy 5-ingredient salad with the perfect 5-ingredient dressing! Impress your family and friends with this quick no fuss salad!




1 asparagus bunch, grated (enough for 23 cups)*
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1/2 apple (any kind), cored, grated
1/2 cup cilantro microgreens, chopped**
1/4 cup fennel bulb, thinly sliced or chopped***


4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/41/2 teaspoon fine grey sea salt
1/81/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine grated asparagus stems, carrot, apple, cilantro and fennel.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake well.
  3. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad just before serving.
  4. Decorate your salad with asparagus tops and garnishes.****
  5. Enjoy right away! 


Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days. Add dressing just before eating.

* Reserve the asparagus tops to decorate your salad bowl(s).
** Regular cilantro is wonderful as well or use your favourite herb.
*** In a pinch, celery is a great substitute.
**** To garnish, you can add thinly sliced red onions or chopped green onions, radishes, sprouts, lime/lemon wedges, fresh herbs, etc.