Shaved Asparagus Salad

We rarely eat raw asparagus and it is a real treat. Here the dressing acts to soften the crunch just a bit, while the hazelnuts and lemon zest add quite a bit of interest. This is a place to use your pickled shallots. Search for the fattest asparagus you can find, it will make the shaving much easier.



  • Asparagus 10 spears the thicker the better
  • Lemon 1
  • Hazelnuts 1/4 cup toasted, chopped
  • Pickled Shallots 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Tarragon 2 tsp chopped
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil 1 tbsp


Shave the asparagus. Using a vegetable peeler, thinly shave the asparagus into long, thin strips. Transfer to a bowl.

Juice and zest the lemon over the asparagus. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to combine. Crack fresh black pepper over the asparagus. Taste for seasoning and adjust.

Meet The Author

My name is Chef Arielle Giusto and I created this Mediterranean Recipe Pack for humanOS. My cooking style is a direct reflection of my upbringing and surroundings. I was born in Paris to a Franco-Tunisian father, raised in the Bay Area and then married an Italian baker, so my cooking is soulfully and authentically Mediterranean. These recipes speak to the zeitgeist of our time - I re-interpreted the traditional diets of Italy, France and North Africa through the lens of California’s farmers markets.

In creating this recipe pack, I aimed to introduce techniques I have learned in over a decade of cooking professionally, yet still make them approachable for in-home cooking. Some recipes are better suited to a weekend when more time can be taken in the kitchen, to truly enjoy the process of creating a beautiful meal - a powerful act on its own right to improve our health and lifestyle.

Everything you eat has an effect on your body. When you give your body good food day in and day out, you can feel the benefits in how you think, look, and feel.

Perhaps more than any other diet, the Mediterranean diet has proven benefits across essentially the entire body. It’s rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oil, lean protein like fish and poultry, and even regular consumption of wine. This food profile also means it’s rich in antioxidants, plant hormetic compounds, and fiber, all of which have powerful health and longevity- promoting effects!

Approaching my diet with culinary flair allows me to make healthy eating vibrant and interesting. I know that if I work within the Mediterranean Diet framework, I am able to celebrate the wonderful aspect of how food enriches life without drawbacks.

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