Fresh Asparagus with Pecans Recipe
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Fresh Asparagus with Pecans Recipe

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This is one of my family's favorite special occasion dishes. We all love the fresh taste of asparagus and we know it's healthy, too! —Jennifer Clark, Blacksburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 77 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and oil. Add the asparagus; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 3 hours.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. Sprinkle asparagus with pecans. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Asparagus with Pecans in Taste of Home February/March 2009, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 77 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

This is such a good recipe & easy to make too.

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

Great recipe which can be mostly made ahead. I cooked the asparagus the day before I intended to serve it, refrigerated over night and put in marinade a couple of hours before serving. My guests loved it!

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

very easy and a great spring time salad . We enjoyed it with a BBQ salmon wonderful.

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