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Shaved Summer Salad

Recipe inspired from Cooking Channel
Author: Samantha Ferraro


  • 1-2 beets of various colors red, yellow or striped
  • 1-2 Persian cucumbers
  • 5 asparagus
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil garnish, chopped


  • Cut the stems off the beets and wash them very well. Peel the outer skin off using a vegetable peeler.
  • Using a mandolin on the thinnest setting, carefully shave the beet into thin slices until desired amount.
  • Use a vegetable peeler to peel long strips of Persian cucumber and asparagus.
  • Make a quick vinaigrette by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper.
  • When layering the salad, add red beets last so the color doesn't bleed. Toss with vinaigrette. (You may have extra). Top with fresh basil.