How to Cut Asparagus
Learn how to trim, slice, or shave asparagus for recipes.
Trim the asparagus spears to remove the woody part in 1 of 2 ways. You can snap the end off each spear with your fingers.
Or you can use a knife to slice off at least ½-inch from the bottom of the spears. If some spears need more removed to get rid of the woody parts, continue trimming them with your knifie.
Trim the asparagus spears. Use a swivel or Y-peeler to shave the spears into thin pieces from top to bottom. Use a knife to cut up what's left after you have peeled as much of the spears as possible.
You can also use a chef's or paring knife to shave asparagus. Thinly slice the spears at an angle from top to bottom to yield thin shavings.
Serving: 0.5bunch | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1701IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 5mg