Asparagus Almondine |
Asparagus Almondine

Asparagus Almondine

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes • Serves: 8

  • 2 bunches fresh asparagus (about 2 pounds), ends trimmed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 package (2.25 ounces) sliced almonds (1/2 cup)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon and/or orange zest
  1. Heat large covered saucepot filled with salted water to boiling over high heat. Add asparagus and cook 4 to 5 minutes or just until asparagus is tender; drain.
  2. In same saucepot, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until almonds turn golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in juices, salt and pepper. Add asparagus and toss to combine; cook 1 minute. Serve asparagus garnished with zest.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
126 Calories, 10g Fat (4g Saturated), 16mg Cholesterol,
4mg Sodium, 7g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 4g Protein