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Asparagus with Almonds Recipe

Asparagus with Almonds Recipe

This side will please the palates of everyone—even those who generally don't care for asparagus. I look forward to spring each year so I can make this tasty side dish.—Eileen Bechtel, Wainwright, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:3-4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute almonds in 1 teaspoon of oil until lightly browned; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute asparagus in the remaining oil for 1 minute. Add the water, sugar, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Drain. Sprinkle with lemon juice; top with almonds. Yield: 3-4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 75 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Asparagus with Almonds

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tinalarson User ID: 5960588 27523
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"This was a great side dish. Served it with Lasagna Rolls and Cheddar Garlic Bread Sticks. Great meal."

LadySullen User ID: 3595759 21977
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"This is such a lovely and elegant recipe! It's definitely going to be a staple in our house. The sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness and is nicely offset by the lemon juice. I used coarsely chopped whole almonds and the whole dish was perfect!"

valerdos User ID: 4358196 47097
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"I really liked this recipe!"

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