How To Cut Asparagus

Learn how to cut asparagus to improve the taste and texture of all your favorite asparagus-containing recipes! 

We show you how to slice, trim, and shave asparagus spears with easy-to-follow steps.

Use a sharp knife to trim off ½-inch from the bottom of all the spears in a bunch of asparagus.


Once you’ve trimmed the asparagus ends, slice them into a size appropriate for your intended recipe. Most recipes recommend slicing them into 1-2 inch pieces. 


You can shave your asparagus with the aid of a peeler. You could also shave the asparagus with a sharp Chef’s knife or pairing knife. Angle the knife to slice the spear into thin slices, moving from top to bottom.


Trust me, preparing asparagus as a side dish for Air Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops or One-Pan Baked Salmon couldn’t be easier. 

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