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Crunchy Asparagus Medley

 Crunchy Asparagus Medley
This savory side dish made a special appearance at our Hawaiian dinner. But I've also been know to prepare it with different foods on other occasions.—Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • In a large saucepan, cook the asparagus and celery in 1/2 in. of
  • water for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Stir in the
  • water chestnuts, almonds, soy sauce and butter; heat through. Yield:
  • 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 70 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.