Shaved Asparagus Salad with Garlicky Breadcrumbs

raw asparagus salad with eggs
Ribbons of raw asparagus are tossed with toasted breadcrumbs and a lively dressing made with anchovy, capers, olives, Calabrian chile, and lemon in this spring salad.Kat Craddock

Best made with in-season jumbo asparagus, this spring salad teams ribbons of the crisp stalks with homemade sourdough breadcrumbs and a flavorful Roman vinaigrette of anchovy, capers, olives, Calabrian chile, and lemon. For the best texture, store the asparagus stalks upright in the refrigerator, with the cut ends submerged in an inch or two of ice water.

This recipe comes from chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery in Charleston, South Carolina.

Equipment