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Almond Asparagus

 Almond Asparagus
If you love asparagus, this dish is perfect for you. The almonds adds a bit of crunch to the recipe.—Helen Manhart, Neola, Iowa
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in
  • bread crumbs, garlic and dill; saute until crumbs are golden brown.
  • Remove from heat; stir in the almonds and cheese. Set aside.
  • Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender. Drain;
  • heat with remaining butter. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Spoon
  • asparagus into a serving dish and top with the reserved crumb
  • mixture. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 143 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.